About the property
- Condo525 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Studio condo, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Perfectly located in the Kahana area, between Kaanapali and Kapalua Golf Resorts and a short 10 minute drive to Lahaina. Our oceanfront studio has an amazing unobstructed view of Lanai and Moloka'i. You won't want to leave the lanai where you can watch a family of turtles swimming just in front of the unit. Look out and see whales during peak season, dolphins playing, rainbows and spectacular sunsets. At night the stars will impress you!
The second-level corner position provides a private feel as well as wonderful cross-breezes (Our unit has fans, no a/c.) Enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen, quality queen bed and a separate sitting area for relaxing or entertaining.
The complex has 2 swimming pools, 2 gas grills, lounge chairs next to the ocean, a newly updated clubhouse and a coin-op laundromat just steps from the unit.
Pohailani is walking distance from numerous shops and restaurants as well as other amenities: gas station-grocery, bank, art gallery and dive shop.
Michell and Blair, owner
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 07, 2018
About Michell and Blair, owner
Aloha, I am a retired Interior Designer, now enjoying my grandchildren, family and friends. I still love to create unique spaces and keep busy with my own remodeling projects. I don't get to travel to Maui as often as I'd like but I love when our guests share their stories of their adventures while staying at our unit. I treasure the volume of guestbooks we have collected over the years. I am so grateful for the extended Ohana we enjoy through our guests. This condo has been a magical place for our family for nearly 40 years, we hope it's special for you too.
Michell and Blair, owner purchased this Condo in 1979
Why Michell and Blair, owner chose Honokowai
On our first visit to Maui my husband and I knew we were coming back! We fell in love with this condo for the amazing view and the powerful and peaceful sound of the waves. That hasn't changed in 30+ years! When we remodeled the unit we wanted to be facing the ocean as often as possible while still creating a living space. We intended to spend half of our time here which is why the unit has a unique apartment feel to it! We love this property for the same reasons you will which are: the unbelievable view and all the ocean-life we see just from the lanai, the convenient location which takes us away from the hustle of the rest of the island and private feel of the unit.
What makes this Condo unique
Oceanfront!! 15 FT from the water's edge! Convenient location. Impressive Maui sunsets, rainbows over the ocean, swaying palms, warm tradewinds, soothing surf, unobstructed breathtaking views of Moloka'i and Lanai, whales play and jump.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
View exactly as pictured
This property is amazing! The studio is well appointed and the view off the lanai is exactly as depicted in the pictures. We slept with the slider open every night and were lulled to sleep by the sound of waves breaking on the sea wall. No A/C was not a problem. Two fans and a wonderful coastal breeze kept us very comfy. I actually had to grab an extra blanket from the linen cabinet because I got s little chilly a few nights! Best property around, already planning our return trip in September! See you in a few months!!!!
Neat. Clean. Perfect for one or two.
Very nice quiet property overlooking the ocean. Saw turtles every day. Pictures and description of the property are spot on. Loved our vacation.
Amazing place to relax and recharge in paradise!
We stayed here for ten days over Christmas and it was fantastic - the pictures of the condo are very accurate. Once you arrive you will be greeted with a clean, well-run condo complex with a covered and dedicated parking space very close to the walkway to the actual unit. Open the door to the unit and there is everything you need to feel at home on the island, such as a functional kitchen with all the basics, a lovely sitting area with a small TV ( perfect for watching local news) and a breathtaking, private lanai overlooking the sea turtles and breaching whales which we saw daily. Not to mention a comfortable bed with a nicely appointed bathroom/closet area was a nice touch, we really spent the most time on the lanai! The shutter-screened windows allowed for a very nice breeze within the unit and if you use them properly as directed there is no need for AC. The owners made every step of the way easy and comfortable for us and I cannot say enough good things! I also want to mention that this condo complex has great common areas, quiet hours are from 10pm - 7am (which is nice for catching up on sleep and getting up early), two pools, coin laundry and was overall very peaceful when we visited. There was actually a huge rain storm one night with record rainfall and it was totally safe and comfortable in this condo - no issues whatsoever. This was just the place we wanted to get away from the crowds of the hotels and to enjoy the view from the private lanai each morning with the sound of the waves - the value is really outstanding. Thank you so much we will be back!
Aloha and thank you for such a kind review. We know that you had some obstacles getting to your vacation and it was our sincere hope that the condo would provide the peaceful environment you were looking for. Our best wishes to you for a Happy, healthy 2018.
This condo is equipped very well. It is very comfortable to stay in, as we very well found out with my husband being very ill all week. We had to eliminate many plans, but were quite content being there much of time; listening to the waves, having a full kitchen, seeing the family of turtles, watching wind surfers, kite surfers, etc, & beautiful sunsets, & even a double rainbow! The owner Michelle was so helpful & easy to get a hold of. The condo is in a great area. It is close to Urgent Care, & so much more. We would love to come back!
Very Nice But...
Overall the property was very nice. Plenty of room and a spectacular view. However, it did not have AC nor were there window coverings to keep out the heat. The room was VERY hot in the evening and night making it quite difficult to sleep until well after mid-night. As we learned, most units have AC. Maui can be quite warm and AC is really a necessity. It would have been nice if we had been notified that there was no AC>
Aloha Bonnie and Jack,
We were so sorry to read your review and discover that you were so uncomfortable during your stay. We were disappointed that you didn't reach out to us so that we could make every attempt to make your stay more enjoyable. We feel a personal connection with our guests and work hard to promptly resolve any guest issues. We were surprised to hear that you were unaware of the lack of a/c in the unit as you had shared with us that our neighbor recommended our unit to you; they have actually toured our unit with an interest to purchase.
November is typically mild weather and I did note that the evenings were about 72 degrees, we again are sorry that the ceiling fans and portable fans brought no relief. We have asked our HOA in the past about installing a/c and were met with resistance. Our personal experience with the unique set-up of the unit, is that the cross-breezes provide very nice circulation. It seems that the floor to ceiling window coverings on the sliding glass door were also not helpful.
After reading your review I immediately went to our site and added (in four new areas) that we do not provide a/c. Prior to my additions this information was provided on the pages I've filled out for guests who may want to know more details about the unit. The lack of a/c is one of the reasons our unit is more affordably priced than most listings that attempt to offer what we offer.
Again, we are sorry that your stay was not what you'd hoped but thank you for your feedback.
Michell and Blair
The studio felt like home. View from the lanai is extraordinary.
Great attention to detail. The studio is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Michell is a fantastic resource. She quickly responded to texts/emails before and during my stay. There was a major storm that knocked out power on the entire island of Maui. I travelled solo, and greatly appreciated Michell's concern for my safety. She's a wonderful host.
The Kahana area is ideally located between Kaanapali and Kapalua Golf Resorts and just 10 minutes from Lahaina. You're close to amazing shops, restaurants and snorkeling spots but just far enough away from crowds.