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Mana Kai Beachfront - Stunning Panoramic Top Floor Above the Palms View Full A/C

Bedrooms 2
Space 765 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Top Floor Mana Kai Maui Beachfront Condo with Full A/C. Highly upgraded, artist decorated condo. Free High Speed Internet. Breathtaking, above the palm trees, panoramic ocean views out to the islands, down entire Coastline and up to Haleakala Volcano! Amazing Whale-watching from our lanai! Mana Kai Maui sits out on a point at the northern end of Keawakapu beach. Keawakapu is consistently rated as one of the best beaches on Maui, and with a few steps you can feel its sand below your feet. You can stroll down a mile of this uncrowded Golden Sandy Beach, and experience the best Maui has to offer. The Mana Kai is written up in travel guides as the finest location with the best climate on all of Maui.

To see for yourself, do a google map satellite view of the Kihei coast. It won't allow you to hear the sound of waves that our condo provides, or sit out on our cradled from the wind top floor lanai, but that is only a click away. The Mana Kai Resort completed a 5 million dollar renovation to the entire complex in January of 2008, and those who pick our amazing location get exactly that. You do not add chance to the equation of where in the Mana Kai you find yourself. You have spent a lot of time and effort to get to Maui - make sure you treat yourself to the best you can find.

Here is what else comes with your experience. Lovely decor. Original art of Maui by artist-owner, new queen hideabed in living room. Totally remodeled and expanded kitchen. Fine top-rated Restaurant & Lounge on ground floor. Top of the Line Fine Deli open to 9 PM, travel desk, beauty parlor, Best snorkeling spot. Beautiful grounds, beautiful pool with waterfall, velvety lawn touching the beach. No more spectacular and romantic spot in the world than that of the Mana Kai Maui! It is truly a Paradise location, Heaven on Earth! The Mana Kai sits on the southern most part of Kihei, and actually relates more to Wailea in feel. What we do have over Wailea is proximity to the beach. Most of the places to stay in Wailea are up the hill, and, in at lot of cases, a long trudge to the water.

Our 2nd bedroom at the Mana Kai Maui(also designed to serve as a separate 'hotel unit' with its own entrance and total privacy) has a bar-height frig, microwave,high speed internet, small table with 2 chairs, air conditioning, mirrored closet doors, built-in cabinet for your coffeemaker, snacks, etc. It is newly remodeled with a beautiful picture window ocean view looking up the coastline towards Lahaina. Both bedrooms have king beds, bath with tub and shower.

The Mana Kai Maui sits at right angles to the water's edge out on a point looking back on the entire coastline. One of the great advantages of the Mana Kai's setting is that our lanai (balcony) is in the lee of the wind. It is one of those seemingly small details that looms large in the vacationer's ultimate enjoyment. A lanai facing into the wind will be much less pleasurable or utilized. Walk down the glorious sandy beach to the newest and most spectacular hotels on Maui. Close to shopping, markets (within a mile) golf, tennis, and all the conveniences you want when you come to Maui. Your vacation at the Mana Kai Maui will be memorable for a lifetime! Staying in our private top floor condo will assure that! Aloha!

TAT/GET ID # W-40848436-01

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

More Details

Greg and Kenlyn Stewart
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Greg and Kenlyn Stewart

This is a family business with Ken and Marilyn Erickson as the owners and our daughter and son in law, Kenlyn and Greg Stewart are operating the vacation rentals. They live in Knoxville Tennessee and Ken and I are in Sedona Arizona.

Greg and Kenlyn Stewart purchased this condo in 1983

Why Greg and Kenlyn Stewart chose Kihei

We discovered one of the most beautiful ocean front locations in the world. We were dazzled and are still amazed to this day. It is a top beachfront location on all of Maui and starts the 2 miles of pristine, uncrowded swimming, snorkeling beach that goes all across Wailea. The climate is the best on the island...less humid than other locations. Our top floor location above the palm trees gives an amazing panoramic view, and quiet times on the lanai. Being at the very south end of Kihei, and on the sand at the north end of the amazing Keawakapu Beach is as ideal as Maui gets. Just do a google map satellite Mana Kai view, and you will see why we chose this beautiful spot in Paradise.

What makes this condo unique

The stunning panoramic views, the miles of gorgeous sandy beach, the Mana Kai Resort complete with gourmet waterfront restaurant, lounge, Sushi Bar, Happy Hour plus a wonderful upscale Deli and country store. There also is a beauty parlor. The lobby area has a travel desk for all the Maui tours. The beautiful pool and waterfall are surrounded by tiki torches at night. Very romantic lovely atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful time in unit 809 (top floor) at the Mana Kai Maui. We had the top floor view which is breathtaking. Another really nice thing was that we also had an ocean view from the 2nd bedroom and you have to be on the top floor to get that. The owners provided everything including high speed internet, 2 flat screen televisions and their remodeled kitchen had much more counter space than most all the other units. The master bed was incredible. Most comfortable bed we have ever slept on...all memory foam. Plus the Mana Kai surely has the most spectacular beachfront location anywhere on Maui. Around 2 miles of uncrowded gorgeous beach and the amenities at the Mana Kai were great. The beachfront restaurant was wonderful and we enjoyed Happy Hour with half price drinks and pu pu's at the bar. They also had a Shushi bar which we really enjoyed. There was a travel desk which was convenient for a couple of tours we chose. One of the real conveniences was the beautiful Deli which was open until 9:00 PM. A country store was also part of it and that was very handy. We surely would recommend this 809 unit and the helpfulness of the owners who thought of everything for us.
Jan 2010
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 765 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) extra long California King beds in both bedrooms, (1) Queen Hide-a-bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pool, Linens, beach towels provided, Spectacular top floor view - on 2 miles of uncrowded sandy beach, New glass top stove, new frig, new drapes, new dining room set, Owners take pride in constantly updating the condo, In the one bedroom unit, sliding shoji screen separate the living room and master bedroom, Usually left open during the day to maximize the panoramic view. New gas barbecues on the grounds. A popular and welcome addition.


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Mana Kai Beachfront - Stunning Panoramic Top Floor Above the Palms View Full A/C
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 16 reviews
Pasco, washington

Needs updated and cleaned

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There are almost 100 units at Mana Kai available to rent and between my extended family and I we have rented more than fifty over the years. This one ranks at the bottom of the list. The owners are nice enough but the rental fees are paid up front so finding our unit in this condition for a two week vacation was extremely frustrating. There is honestly not one positive I can list. This unit needs some major work and a lot of elbow grease.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the exception of one 4 star review, all the reviews we have received over the past four years are 5 star. The renter waited a few days after arrival to contact me. As it states on our info, if any problems are encountered, please call our cleaning crew immediately and they will come over to attend to anything that needs to be seen to. They are top notch, and have been with us for years. We are a one unit family owned business, and take pride in our care for those that stay with us. We have been with VRBO since they started, and this is our first review of this kind. Upon receiving the renters phone call, I immediately contacted her. When discussing her complaints I made it very clear that I would immediately do anything I could to address the problems. After this initial conversation, I left many phone messages and emails without getting any response in return. I feel I did all I could to help find a solution, but with no response there was nothing I could do. We had already scheduled a total unit tile floor acid wash with sealing, and a unit steam cleaning for our condo right after the renters departure. What makes our unit one of the more amazing in the complex is our top floor view. Almost all our renters remark about how the view and our comfortable unit made their vacation wonderful. We will be staying in the unit this September, and if anything needs to be made better - it will be done. We have always asked our vacationers to give us feedback on anything we could do to make their stay better. We do follow up on recommendations.
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Excellent - Top Rating All Around . . .

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on Maui at Mana Kai 809 and had a GREAT experience – from prior to our arrival to the follow-up by the condo owners.

First of all, the place is wonderful - the pool was nice for a relaxing swim, the beach couldn’t have been better for a long walk, and the view was perfect.

Second, the owners provided us with all of the information we needed prior to our move-in date. They covered everything, left nothing out that we needed for our stay, and made us feel welcome from the beginning of our trip to the end.

Third, the parking spot was right next to the entrance; the fitness room was well-equipped and convenient to use as was the General Store; and the concierge was most helpful, providing us with information about the area, the Island and available tours.

Finally, we measure customer service by how someone deals with a problem. We had a minor issue, so we spoke with Greg. He took care of it immediately and quite satisfactorily. Our overall experience was EXCELLENT. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view on the best beach

  • 4 of 5

The location is all you could ask for- right on the beach, close to restaurants and services. And the unobstructed view of the beaches and ocean is wonderful with a perfect sunset view from the balcony ( in December anyhow). The building has a pool which was well utilized yet not busy- we didn't use it so couldn't comment on it personally. There was a choice between a nice grass area under some palm trees or the sand for seating outside at the beach with plenty of chaise lounges available. The building was well maintained and it was nice to have a little grocery/ deli on the ground floor. The restaurant was pretty good but on the pricier side; there was a bar area with sushi which was popular but again we did not try it. And there was another decent restaurant right next door. The condo unit itself was clean and nicely decorated with some tasteful original artwork. The number entry system instead of a cumbersome key was great. The master bed was comfortable as was the couch and sitting area. There were both fans and air con available although we didn't need either. It was nice to have a drying rack on the balcony for wet suits.

It was nice overall but it seemed a bit tired for the price they were asking; it definitely could use some updating. And it was a bit oddly setup; it would seem that one bedroom could be rented on its own which then created some extra awkward doors. The kitchen was a decent size and they had all sorts of electric gadgets with plenty of dishes but then only 3 wine glasses, none of which matched, and only 1 champagne glass. There were some basic supplies for the kitchen provided which was great but then they only leave 3 pods for the dishwasher for the week and ask you to run the dishwasher on your last day before leaving. Are you supposed to go buy a big box for the 2-3 more loads you do? And how about a few extra garbage bags so you can change the garbage in the bathroom. Or a mop to clean the floor? None of these are big things or big price items but annoying for a short stay and just take away some of that nice homey feeling. Having said all this I would definitely stay here again. It is a great location on a lovely beach and wonderful view.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay on Maui.

  • 5 of 5

Mana Kai on Maui.It is a great complex with great grounds, a swimming

Pool a good small store and a very good restaurant The condo is well maintained

And is two bedroom and two bathroom. The view is spectacular.Parking is included.

The beach is one of the best on Maui. It is easy to take long walks swim and snorkel.

We hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best beach on Maui!

  • 5 of 5

Mana Kai was the most relaxing vacation our family has ever had. The 8th story condo view was breath taking at all times. Hours of daily snorkeling just steps away from the condo was a highlight for all. The neighborhood turtles were a thrill to swim with and we saw the first migrating whale of the season on our last morning beach walk. Everything one needs for a great vacation is right at Mana Kai!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal place to stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

I met my folks here for my 40th birthday as we are on different ends of the world right now.

It was a reunion as I used to live on Maui. It was an ideal spot! Thanks for sharing your holiday home with us in paradise, we would come back in a heartbeat


-Congenial, helpful owners

-Nice/reasonable price

-Stunning view and amazing sea breeze- we didnt need the air conditioner (this time of year anyway)

-Great beach for long walks, sitting and relaxing

-Lawn access with tree shade when beach is too windy or otherwise

-Great snorkelling at your doorstep- I snokelled every day

-Rentals, shop, bar, restaurant and pool on site which were all great

-A 3 min drive or short walk from kihei town, shops and more restaurants


-Really comfortable beds!

-Everything we needed was there including kitchen supplies, beach equipment, towels etc


- Maid and handyman may need call as the floors and counters were dirty when we arrived, we

fixed the doorknob as it was falling off and the kitchen table seems to be falling apart- beyond wobbly

- In need of paint job and could use some brighter artwork to spruce things up

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Fine restaurant, Top of the line Deli, Sushi bar, Happy Hour, Water sports shop,Tiki torches, Best snorkeling & Best location!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

TAT/GET ID # W-40848436-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.