About the property
- Condo400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
One of the best condos in Maui (with the reviews to prove it)! (Hawaii Tax ID: W89686450-01)
The beautiful pacific ocean is 25 ft away from your lanai! Listen to the waves and see the stunning views of Lanai and Molokai. During whale season, you can see whales all day long. The condo itself is designed as something I would expect from an upscale Maui resort. So it's very well appointed and very comfortable. Including a new high end Sterns & Foster Queen mattress! A vacation condo should feel like home and somewhere you look forward to returning to.
I've put a lot of work into the place and care a lot about the condo and your experience in it. You can see that reflected in the reviews! :-)
Watch the new 360 degree video of what it's like sitting on the sea wall in front of the condo! You can even see one of the turtles that visit us daily. Since it's 360, you can click on the video and move the camera. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/z6StdaUm9G0
Here's the regular video from the lanai of the condo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrYvTsgM7zE
Also, check out the beautiful, custom shower! Finally got around to remodeling the shower and it came out amazing. All slate, river rock, and quartzite. There's also an Alsons shower head that provides a 'rain' effect or more traditional water flow. I'm stoked about it and you will be too. :-)
Note: There's been some erosion on the beach directly south of the condo. So the nearest beach requires a couple block walk. There are also plenty of beaches within a 5 minute drive of the condo. The sea wall and lawn directly in front of the condo are unaffected.
I keep my calendar updated. If it says condo is available, it is. I know it's frustrating when you see an available condo and it's just due to folks not updating their calendars.
Key Amenities: Air Conditioner, new high-end mattress, 600 thread count linens, free reserved parking, wired/wireless super fast internet (100mb down/10mb up), flat screen TV, remodeled kitchen, remodeled shower, and lots of small amenities like a hair dryer in the bathroom and juicer in the kitchen.
Check out the Google Map below with some great recommendations for eating and activities. See the video for the view off of the lanai.
My name is Jim Tierney and I recently purchased this condo to live in 3 months of the year. I recently finished remodeling it and it came out beautifully. Since I'll be living in it, the remodel was necessary to make it someplace I'd want to stay. So this is not a normal rental unit where everything was done on the cheap! I love the Westin and their Heavenly Bed, so that was my target in creating the space (minus all the noise and timeshare sales pitches :-).
I figure there's two things people want from a Maui vacation... 1) to see and hear the ocean from their lanai and 2) to get some sleep. :-) As for the ocean, the condo is 25 feet away from the ocean so you can sit on the lanai and watch the waves crash into the sea wall or the sun set over the wide pacific and disappear behind Molokai. When it comes to sleeping I'm pretty particular about the mattress I sleep on, so it was important to find a good mattress that rivaled what I expect from the Westin. It's wrapped up in designer bedding and 600 thread count sheets. In February 2016 I got a new high end Sterns & Foster Queen Mattress. It's amazingly comfortable and I think you'll find it's wonderful to listen to the waves as you drift off to sleep.
It's a wonderful, luxurious space that will give you everything you want from a Maui vacation. I look forward to having you experience it for yourself.
If you're into cooking, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. You have all the cookware necessary for a complete meal and then some. The dishes, glassware, and tableware are all beautiful and will make having dinner on the lanai at sunset feel like a 5 star restaurant. You are also a couple minutes away from a market that specializes in local and organic foods, if you're looking for fresh ingredients.
There's also a brand new air conditioner, which is not common in vacation rentals.
Of course, there's the usual stuff, 32' flatscreen TV with DVD and cable, high speed internet with WiFi, speakers to plug an iPod into, hair dryer, small library of DVDs, and even a desk to write postcards on or check email (not that you'd be doing that on your vacation). There's also stuff like beach chairs, a boogie board, snorkel equipment, and beach towels. The couch becomes a queen sized, simmons sofa bed to accomodate kids or another adult. This IS a sofa bed. It's a nice one, but like all sofa beds it's not the paragon of comfort, especially for adults.
There are two pools. However, this is a residential condo complex (meaning folks live here year round) so the pools aren't resort quality. There's no waterslides, bars, spa, lifeguards, or attendants handing you towels. They are nice, clean pools, but more modest than you'd find in a resort. Of course, the condo has pool/beach towels for your use and it's easy enough to mix up your own drinks in the blender. :-) There's also a couple day spas a short distance away.
The unit is adjacent to a sandy beach which is great for swimming and snorkeling or just laying out. There's a grassy area directly in front with a gas BBQ, tables, and chaise lounges. You're one block from restaurants and shopping. It's an excellent central location to go north to Kapalua or south to Kaanapali, Lahaina town and the Lahaina Harbor.
The condo is non-smoking and is on the second floor, up one flight of stairs.
Keywords: Beachfront Condominium
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Hi, I'm Jim Tierney. I live most of the year in San Francisco and escape to Maui whenever I get tired of the foggy weather. I run a small software company and have the good fortune of being able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. Luckily that's the case with Maui, so whenever I get an urge for whale watching, diving, or laying in the sun it's no problem coming over. I love diving and the diving in Maui is spectacular, there are some really beautiful spots. I also have a passion for photography, particularly whales and outdoor scenes, so you'll see some of my work on the walls of the unit. I hope you'll check out my place. I put a lot of work into it making sure it was a livable space for when I'm there. So I think the standards I have for the condo is much higher than most rental units.
Jim purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Jim chose Honokowai
I bought this because I'll be there about 3 months of the year and I wanted something on the ocean. A friend of mine lives in the same building so I was very familiar with the property and all it offered (ok, so mostly it offered the ocean about 20 feet way :-). It's amazing to watch the sun set during the summer, see the whales during the winter, and listen to the waves all year long.
What makes this Condo unique
A wonderful view (did I mention you're 25 feet from the ocean :-), a high-end, very comfortable bed, a full kitchen, and air conditioning.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
We loved the location of this condo right on the ocean. We had breakfast on the lanai every morning and enjoyed being lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the waves. The property was well appointed and in fairly close proximity to Lahaina and Kaanapali but far enough away to be quieter and more peaceful.
Beautiful place, all you could ever ask for in a Maui dream vacation
Jim’s place is in a cozy corner of Kahana, north of Lahainia. This location feels both close I everything but also not caught up in the busyness if Front street.
All the amenities at his condo were perfect and we ate on the Lanai almost everyday. The view was unreal! Will hopefully have a chance to go back some day.
We would definitely stay here again when in Maui. Michael was quick to respond to every detail of our visit. The oceanside location provides excellent views and sounds with an overall quiet background. Parking is easy and stores and restaurants are close by. Jerry and Betty 04/2018
Just as described. Great location and everything we needed. Thanks.
Beautifully appointed. Ideal location with picture perfect views from the lanai
One of the nicest condos we’ve stayed at. Could not have asked for more and can hardly wait to return
Really Great Condo right on the ocean. We have stayed in many condos in the area, but this was one of the best. Great new bathroom. Great bed. Great extras in the condo like beach chairs and towels and such. Very clean!
The ocean is right there. It's a small walk to a beach but you can fall asleep listening to the ocean no problem.
Pools are across the street and small. Several places to BBQ.
Not all activities are located on site but are within a 15 minute drive from the unit.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Lower rates may be available for stays of 7 days or longer, last minute stays, or other situations. The $300 deposit is refundable if the reservation is canceled prior to 45 days of your stay. Within 45 days it is not refundable. Once the full amount has been paid (due 30 days prior to your stay), it is also non-refundable. If you do cancel within 30 days, we will make every effort to re-book the condo as we would prefer not to charge guests that don't end up staying. If so, you'll be issued a refund for the amount that we are able to re-book. Unfortunately, last minute bookings are somewhat rare. Most folks plan Maui vacations well in advance so most likely we will not be able to give you a refund.