Condo, 1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2), 2 Baths, with Ocean View
About Lesli Brodbeck
Aloha! My name is Lesli Brodbeck; to my hula sisters I am Maluhia (actually Maluhia'oke'ahi'ahi, or 'Peaceful Evening'). Together with my husband Kelly I own Ekolu 107. Although I currently live in Santa Barbara, I continue to dance Hula with my local halau and paddle with the Santa Barbara Outrigger Canoe Club. In his free time my husband designs gardens, explores photograpy, and enjoys scuba diving. When I'm not dancing, paddling, or busy with an art project I love to visit our two adult children in the Bay Area. Our family is completed by 2 kitties ( Polo & Hiwakea Kiko), a guinea pig (Baxter) and a pond full of koi.
Lesli Brodbeck purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Lesli Brodbeck chose Wailea
My family moved to Maui in the 1970's, when there was only one stoplight on the island. I grew up visiting them, talking story and learning about their condo rentals. I earned pocket money during summer vacations by 'cleaning condo'. During the time that my family lived in Wailea I fell in love with Ekolu Village. I remember my Auntie telling time by the boats heading to Molokini and the United Airlines flights overhead ('It must be 11:15, that's the flight from San Francisco'). I dreamed that someday I would own my own Ekolu condo and follow in their footsteps. And now Ekolu 107 is my home away from home!
What makes this Condo unique
When my family and I stay at Ekolu 107 we live local. I shop the farmer's markets and my husband shops the local nursery. We even went to Kihei Ace Hardware on our 20th anniversary! We spend as much time as possible with my family Upcountry. The kids love exploring the rainforest and diving into local lava pools. My husband and I enjoy a nice glass of wine and talking story with the adults. For special outings we go zip lining on Haleakala and snorkeling at La Perouse Bay. I'm just as happy to shop the container stores (local entrepreneurs travel to Indonesia, load a shipping container with items, & open their warehouse doors when the container arrives on Maui) with my cousin Liz or spend a leisurely morning at Maui Friends of the Library in Puunene (suggested donation: 10 cents per book). In the evenings you may find me at line dancing or a ballroom dance class with Liz, or we may go as a family to see Cousin Jimmy drumming with one of his bands (Uncle Dirty, Haiku Hillbillies, Benoit Jazz Works). There is so much to do on Maui and I never seem to have time for it all!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The condo was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The owner displays some of her fun island-themed handwork, giving the place a welcoming homey feel. We loved that there are two full bathrooms. There is a lovely view from the two private patios, where jewel-green geckos hang out. Lots of different birds visit the surrounding gardens and provide a peaceful wake-up call as soon as it gets light. Natalie, the on-island manager, was pleasant and responsive, and even sent us a photo of the light switch by the front door (it’s hidden in the tiki carving to the left of the door as you enter. Who’d have thought.). We had a really nice time.
Very nice accommodations!
I really enjoyed my stay. The location was perfect & the accommodations were very nice. I would definitely stay there again.
Beautiful spot to recharge and relax
We found everything as described if not better. The view is spectacular and we had the pleasure of watching the New Year's Eve fireworks directly from the balcony/patio.
Wonderful condo walking distance to golf, beach shopping. Everything you need for a home away from home island experience. Don’t want to leave great experience.
Great location and has everything you need.
Simple and easy.
Clean and spacious condo with amazing views
My family of 4 stayed here for a little over a week at the beginning of March and absolutely loved our stay at Ekolu 107. The lanais had absolutely stunning views and it was mostly a quiet and peaceful for a relaxing part of our stay. We took full advantage of the kitchen to make our meals as we explored the island.
Lesli, thank you for sharing your beautiful home. The personalized touches in 107 and the stories in your notebook were a delight to see.
Kelly's favorite thing to do when we're at home on Maui is to garden and he puts all of his aloha into making our private Ekolu garden a special place. I'm so glad you enjoyed it...he'll be so happy when I share this with him.
Ekolu 107 is within walking distance (or a short drive) to Wailea's 5 famous beaches. Enjoy boogie boarding, swimming with sea turtles, snorkeling, or lounging on the sand with a good book. Surfing lessons are available in nearby Kihei.