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Calling All Beach Bums, Honeymooners and Baby Boomers!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
condo
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 comfortably)

Welcome to Maui Kai 106, our spectacular, remodeled, oceanfront, studio condo at Maui Kai, on North Kaanapali beach. We are proud to share with you our VRBO listing. We are even more proud to share with you our Maui home, where the bathroom is the only room without a view of the pacific ocean, and for that indiscretion we truly apologize, but we did not want to discourage the whales from returning to the waters off our lanai, during the winter months.

Let your vacation begin as you drive down our beautiful tree lined driveway, away from the crowded condos lining lower Honoapiiliani road. As you drive, open your window and smell the plumerias blooming on the side of the road. As you park, notice the peace and serenity that embodies Maui Kai. As you check in, peek at the beautiful sandy beach just steps from the building and imagine a day of sea and snorkeling. As you open the inner door of our studio condo, take in the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean before you, and consider that time may just stand still in the presence of such beauty.

And then time does stand still, as you think, darn!! why didn't we stop at The Times market on the way in for a bottle of our favorite bubbly, a view like this needs to be celebrated. So to recap, let your vacation begin when you stop at The Times Market.

There is nothing not to like about unit 106, we have everything to make your stay comfortable and affordable. Our condo has been tastefully furnished in a classy island style. We have plenty of storage so you can put away your things and hide the suitcases, to make you truly feel at home, and forget that one day you will have to leave. We also have a safe, for your peace of mind. The king size bed is close to the lanai doors, so you can hear the waves crashing on the shore, as you fall asleep. Our cozy sitting area inside the unit is great for relaxing, reading or watching a movie from the Maui Kai library; all the while you stay cool in our air conditioned unit. The kitchen is fully equipped with every utensil you could ever need. For the chefs among us there is an oven, for the people who like to make something snappy, a microwave, and for those of us who are domestically challenged, a phone for take out. And for none of the above, there are plenty of restaurants to keep your taste buds challenged.

You will all agree that our studio has the best view for dining in all of Maui. You will have to wait for hours to get a table with the kind of view we can offer from our lanai, morning, noon and night. The light show as the sun sets, is second only to the northern lights. Watch as the sky turns from blue, to orange and fiery red, every night a different, but spectacular show unfolds; just for you. Don't forget your iPod, so you can play your favorite music as the sun dances between the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and then slips below the ocean. After the sun sets, take a moonlight stroll along Kaanapali Beach, and as your toes sink into the golden sand, think how much joy the simplest things can bring, and promise yourself you will return.

It is only fair at this time to spare a thought for those less fortunate and less informed who booked the large resort down the beach to find they have a partial view from the side of the building, or a garden view. We like to call these people the 'if only' people. In closing, I urge you not to become 'if only people' as my husband and I did one year. As we walked past all the condos in Maui Kai, enjoying the beach and the amazing view we said 'if only we had booked Maui Kai'. We guarantee you won't be disappointed.

So to recap, book Maui Kai 106 and let your vacation begin.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Mike Von Achen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Mike Von Achen

My name is Mike and my wife's name is Alison. Alison and I live in Southern California. I am an avid surfer and Alison likes to do triathlons, she participates in a number that have ocean swims, so suffice it to say we both love the ocean. Alison and I love to travel to different places. We have visited many beautiful cities in Europe, but we always come back to Maui to relax. We love the simplicity and beauty of Hawaii, the ocean and the stunning sunsets, the peace, and harmony that accompanies every day. We've always wanted to own a place in paradise, and now we do. Maui is the perfect place to relax and play.

We hope you enjoy our condo as much as we do. We think Maui Kai is a fabulous, convenient location to explore the beautiful island of Maui. Please come and discover our dream.

Mike Von Achen purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mike Von Achen chose West Maui

Reviews, location, views, peace and simplicity are the reasons we chose Maui Kai 106.

Maui Kai rated as #1 out of 41 other specialty lodging resorts, in west Maui. Maui Revealed rates Maui Kai as 'SOLID GOLD VALUE.'

I think what initially attracted us to Maui Kai was it's proximity to the beach and the ocean; our sturdy concrete building is situated parallel to the beach, giving us a 180 degree view of the ocean from the Lanai. When we started looking for a home on Maui we knew we didn't come to Maui to look at a Koi pond, or a garden; we knew we wanted to have a 'full Monty' of ocean and we found that and more at Maui Kai.

We find Maui Kai to be a very quiet and relaxing place, discreetly situated away from the main road, so traffic noise is never an issue; allowing us to savor the sound of the waves.

We enjoy the fact we are not a 'look at me' big resort, no swim up bar, no room around the pool to run and scream, so we do not attract the party crowds.

Watching the whales breech and the whale spouts from the lanai is our favorite past time in whale season. Watching for the cheeky little 'ET' heads of the sea turtles coming into feed in the morning is the best reason to get out of bed. We love drinking our morning coffee on the lanai waiting for the sun to come up, enjoying the almost ethereal beauty of the ocean and the beach bathed in the early morning light. Having dinner on the lanai watching our very own aurora borealis is second to none.

Without question we love having Kaanapali beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Maui, on our doorstep. Here we can enjoy easy beach access, easy ocean access, and an easy stroll, power walk, or run, from our condo down the beach to black rock and the delightful Whaler's village.

The reasons we chose Maui Kai 106 are the same reasons you will have an unforgettable vacation on Maui. Come and discover for yourself Maui's best kept little secret.

What makes this condo unique

Watching the sunsets will become your favorite pastime. Relaxing on the sofa with a book on the lanai will become your favorite 'guilt free' pleasure. The sound of the waves will become your favorite music. Long walks on a beautiful sandy beach will become your favorite activity. Snorkeling and swimming will become your favorite aerobic sport. Doing nothing at all but enjoying the beauty of Maui, and renewing the relationships with those you share 'the moment with', will become your favorite 'priceless' memory. Come and discover the experience of Maui at Maui Kai 106.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Calling All Beach Bums, Honeymooners and Baby Boomers!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 70 reviews
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Good stay

  • 4 of 5

This property was clean and well maintained. I felt a little disappointed upon arrival because I thought I was staying in a little cottage. I'm sure it was my fault and I didn't read good enough. It is a very dated resort but the room was very updated and clean! The place was not as immaculate as the pictures but it was still pretty nice! Snorkel gear and a boogy board were provided which was great! If your a person who likes to have a very cool room this unit is not for you. We like to sleep with the air atleast 70 degrees. On our arrival the AC was not turned on and it was extremely hot inside. I was upset because it should have been turned on prior to our arrival, it took a very long time to cool down. The air condition could not keep up with the room and when set on 70 it ran the whole 5 days we stayed. I told the front desk a few times but they never said anything so I assumed it was normal. It was very hot the whole time. If your a person who liked privacy it is a bit uncomfortable having a camera on the balcony because it feels like a violation of privacy. The view was amazing!! Not a beach front which is clearly stated in the description but the beach is just feet away from the Maui Kai. However it is a ocean front and is beautiful! Over all we had a very good stay, staff was very friendly and willing to answer any questions! We would stay again if the air condition was a little cooler.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate traveller reviews of our condo. We should have mentioned in our rental agreement that the security camera above the lanai is a dummy. The A/C works well, but you may have to keep adjusting it lower, until you are comfortable. Lastly, the front desk manage our condo and are always happy to help with any issues.
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Paradise in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with Maui Kai unit 106. The view is spectacular, the location is convenient, and the condo itself covered all the necessities. We appreciated the welcome coffee and all of the amenities the Maui Kai has to offer. I would recommend this condo to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Maui Kai was perfect! The front desk folks were great with getting us checked in when we showed up early. The room was very clean, the view was unbeatable, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The pool was only a few steps from the front door and the beach was right out our back door. Communication with the owner was fast and easy. The location was great - only a few minutes driving from any other great beaches we wanted to explore. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others! Mahalo :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fell asleep each night listening to the waves of the ocean (that are literally 10 yards away)

  • 5 of 5

we spent 2-glorious weeks in maui, and stayed at maui kai the entire time. the unit is finished and equipped with everything that we needed to enjoy our vacation. the title of this review reflects the units proximity to the ocean. with a view of the sunset from the lanai that is amazing. we liked that maui kai is located a little north of the hustle and bustle of ka'anapali beach, choosing instead to beach hop at the dozens of unique beaches located to the north and south on the west coast. our "default" beach is located a 10 or 15 minute walk south of the condo at kahekili park. we ended several days falling asleep on that beach.

the people that work at maui kai are extremely pleasant and were attentive to all of our needs. the housekeeping service was a pleasant surprise. the pool area was a great place to cool off at the end of the day, or to soak sore muscles in the hot tub :) the condo is a 5-minute walk to several restaurants and a grocery store that are all reasonably priced for maui. we walked down to The Fish Market (highly recommended) several times and got take out, and enjoyed dinner in the lanai.

maui kai was a great fit for our vacation to maui, and i'm sure we'll be back in the future,

Wally & Carolyn O.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

We got married in Maui! We didn't want to stay at a fancy hotel and pay crazy prices. Maui Kai #106 was perfect. Affordable, wonderful location, comfortable and felt like home. The only negatives- bed was a little hard for my liking, no blackout shades, and the condo info book was tucked away, we found it on the last day, would have loved the info on day 1. There is no beach to lay out on, but who cares! You can drive to a number of beaches, which we did daily. We loved that the pool was empty and not a lot of kids at this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View at a Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

The room was well equipped with everything we need. Loved having a free dedicated Wi-Fi connection, means no intermittent disconnections and no delays to downloading pictures!

The view was incredible. We had overcast and rain for the most part of our trip and did see the clear blue water until our last day, but it was still peaceful sitting out and enjoying the sound of waves in the mornings and evenings.

We had passerbys that can be seen from the lanai but it wasn't an issue for us. We did leave the curtains closed when we slept though.

It was conveniently within distance of all the activities in Kaanapali and Laihana.

We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Kahului Airport
Car: recommended

Two world class golf courses are within a ten minute drive, A bicycle ride down Haleakala Volcano is fun, Zodiak boats from Lahaina Harbour to see the whales up close, The road to Hana is always an adventure. 5 min walk to the Times Market, Walk down the boardwalk or the beach to Duke's, Black Rock, or Whaler's village.

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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$269
 
 
Whale Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
 
 
Construction rate
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$209
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaiian Tax ID# W58528402-01
Professionally managed by the Maui Kai Rental Program.
A Desk Manager is on duty from 7AM to 10PM, 7 days per week.
Housekeeping & Maintenance people are on duty, daily.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, eCheck, and personal checks from U.S. Residents.

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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new frameless shower enclosure, new tile walls and floor, new granite counter and wood cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed. New, Jan 2014. Very easy on the back!!! Sleep with the relaxing sound of the waves
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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