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Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean! Nothing but the lull of the waves!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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! :-)

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

More Details

Owner
Jim
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Jim

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 West Maui

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.

Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) A high-end mattress that is better than the Westin's Heavenly Bed. We use 600 thead count sheets and designer bedding. The sofa can be used for 1 adult or children. It was the best sofa bed I could find on island, but some adults find it lacking. Please inquire if you have concerns.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(91 traveler reviews)

Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean! Nothing but the lull of the waves!
average rating of 4.8681316 based on 91 reviews
5

Porch with great views

  • 5 of 5

The property was great, very peaceful and relaxing. My husband loved sitting on the porch each night and watching the water. There are always turtles out front!! The facility is nice and not far from downtown. The bed is super comfortable too! Definitely would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will stay here again

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable area, we were completely at ease walking to the restaurants. The condo and the property were well maintained. The bed was as comfortable as all the other posts have indicated. Unit had everything we needed (except a teapot lol!). Jim (the owner) provides a great deal of useful information which helps get you oriented to the unit and neighbourhood. Unit is well equipped with beach gear as well, which was very much appreciated.

The unit is close to the sea wall, so the view is amazing, but the surf can be noisy! We hope to come back during whale watching season as the view from the lanai would be incredible.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Jim was a great Host

  • 5 of 5

Condo was as described, and Jim goes out of his way to ensure you have everything you need, and gives you the insight on local restaurants, entertainment, and where the best place to get groceries. Everything you could possibly need for the stay, outside of Food is supplied.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Only problem is time was to short. condo had everyhing you could possibly need. Loved watching all the Whales. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Maui Experience

  • 4 of 5

Have been to Maui a number of times and have stayed in a variety of hotels and condos and while this isn't a new complex, it has aloha charm. We found this large studio very clean with good amenities (fan, A/C, wifi, ample towels, clean cookware, outdoor BBQ, great stone tile shower, spacious lanai) especially for the price. The bed was comfortable although it could use some new pillows. It's just off the road which usually isn't ideal, but we didn't notice much sound from the road and what sound there was, was drowned out by the sounds of the ocean (slept with the sliding glass door open - so relaxing). Two pools, one large and the other medium are in the rest of the complex across the road. They were clean and great for day or night swimming. Secret Beach and additional options are in walking distance and other beaches a short drive away. There is a hose down on the grass for washing off sandy items before going in to the condo which is a plus for keeping the sand out. Turtles were feeding on the sea wall algae and whales could be viewed from the awesome lanai. We ate meals on the lanai and didn't have any bug problems, inside or out, minus one big cockroach who strolled in one day. But it's Hawai'i. There are bugs. I didn't get any mosquito bites which is a big one for me. The restaurant info provided is a bit outdated (stay away from Cool Cat, I'O is no longer, but Sensei for a sushi treat was fabulous and we highly recommend Star Noodle) but just do your homework and also ask around. In short walking distance is the Maui Brewing Company which has good food, local beer as well as cocktails. The little store at the gas station has a red box for renting movies and buying items you don't want to drive to get. Maui Fish Market is great for fish for the grill (or lunch of fish tacos!) and is just a short drive down the road next to the Farmer's Market (a market) to get fresh produce. Safeway is cheaper but more of a drive. We had a great stay. Oh, and if you haven't tried rum and POG...

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Splendid

  • 5 of 5

The view is great! We watched the whales splash about in the distance, turtles and crabs on the shore. Far from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas , yet close enough to grab tours and not worry about traffic or being late. The condo was clean and quiet, Jim was awesome in directions, recommendations, and insuring a stress free check-in and out.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Roy's Restaurant
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S-Turns Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
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Java Jazz
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Honolua Bay
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Hula Grill
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Black Rock
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Star Supermarket
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Safeway
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Thai Chef
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Ultimate Whale Watching and Snorkeling
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Taco
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Cool Cat Burgers
Nearest Point of Interest
Sensei Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Kobe Sushi
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Kush Art Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Hands Art and Gift Gallery
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Mr. Wine
Nearest Point of Interest
Lahaina Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Barnes and Noble
Nearest Point of Interest
Secret Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hana - How to see it

Not all activities are located on site but are within a 15 minute drive from the unit.

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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Mar 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Late Winter 2018
Mar 16 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Winter 2019
Dec 15 2018 - Mar 15 2019
4 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$159
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.4%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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