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Bedrooms 1
Space 661 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)




WEST MAUI HIDDEN GEM! The Kahana Reef grounds cover 2 acres of prime direct oceanfront real estate in desirable West Maui. We are located just 5 minutes north of the Kaanapali Beach area, and approximately 10-15 minutes north of Lahaina Town. Each unit directly faces the Pacific Ocean, offering tremendous and unobstructed views of Maui's spectacular and ever-changing sunsets, rainbows, green sea turtles, and the calm waters of the Auau Channel between Maui and the islands of Lanai and Molokai (where humpback whales come to stay and breed during winter months).

Beautifully landscaped and very meticulously maintained, the Kahana Reef complex grounds are an excellent place for sunbathing, whale watching (in season), swimming in the pool, BBQing your meals, or just relaxing on your lanai or on the chaise loungers on the grass oceanfront. You will not be disappointed!

Our ground floor condo is a well-appointed end unit that has been renovated and furnished in a clean, modern style, and offers more square footage than most of the other units in this complex. End units are 661 sq ft; making it 3 ft. wider, and 50 sq. ft. total larger. Our unit is situated directly oceanfront and less than 30 feet to the ocean’s edge. An elevated seawall fronts the complex, with a stretch of adjacent beach that is easily accessible to the north from within the property grounds. This is the perfect place for couples, a honeymoon, anniversary, family vacation or just for a purely peaceful and relaxing getaway! Our complex is made up of a mix of owner-occupied units and both long and short-term renters. The atmosphere is friendly, laid-back, and very quiet.

Look out every day onto the ocean and enjoy the ever changing waves, sea turtles, spinner dolphins, surfers, kayakers, and the tremendous show of whales breaching during winter migration season (Nov-April) from the comfort and tranquility of your private lanai! The view is spectacular and the climate calm all year round due to its prime West Maui location. It is largely protected from direct strong trade winds that usually whip up in the afternoons on other parts of the island. Yet you will still benefit from the cooling cross trade- wind breezes that make air conditioning not a necessity.

Being on the ground floor has many advantages and conveniences! Our unit is close to one of the 2 BBQ grills on the complex, yet due to the well-planted landscaping, you will still enjoy being able to dine and relax on your lanai with a sense of privacy. Being farther from the complex pool, you will enjoy less noise and foot traffic, and it is also extremely convenient being just a few steps to the common laundry and to the parking lot. Ground floor units are very convenient and popular with couples that prefer not to have to deal with stairs or elevators, families with children, or anyone who just enjoys being able to open up their doors and immediately go out onto the beautiful complex grounds. Relax and sunbathe on the grassy lawn or stroll over to the neighboring uncrowded sandy beach to the north, which is easily accessible by a few steps adjoining the properties (no need to drive!). There are also folding portable beach chairs in our unit for your use throughout your stay. Our complex has outdoor showers for when you come back in from your sea adventures and want to rinse off.

In 2016, we also installed beautiful new porcelain tile on our lanai and a newly re-tiled bathroom shower.

The sleeping arrangements in our unit: Cal-King bed in roomy bedroom with comfy Sealy PosturePedic mattress set with bedbug encasements on both mattress and box spring, and Hawaiian themed bedding. Brand new (2016) sofa with Queen sized pull-out sofabed in living-room with a quality memory foam mattress, and new comfy recliner chair for added seating. Ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room to cool you, ample closet space, mirrors throughout, and lots of storage space for all your belongings. Cool white tile floors throughout. There are 32 inch flat screen TVs in the living room & bedroom, with expanded cable satellite TV featuring free Netflix. Landline phone with free local calls on Maui. Also, we provide FREE WiFi internet access in our unit so guests can stay connected!

Linens, towels, starter toiletries and kitchen necessities are all provided at the beginning of your stay. There is no daily maid service so please consider and treat this as you would a 'home away from home'.

The complex has a common laundry facility with updated top-loading machines which is just steps from our front door ($1.75 per load). There is an iron and ironing board available in the laundry facility, as well as a small community library with books from you can borrow.

Our kitchen is very well equipped: toaster, blender, coffeemaker, silverware, utensils, microwave, dishware, glassware, pots and pans, bakeware. We feature a SubZero refrigerator in our unit, and electric cooktop and microwave. You will have everything you need or want for your stay!

Throughout our unit, the custom finishes and fixtures are unique and have character and elegance. The bathroom has Shoji style pocket doors, black granite with gold detailing, tons of storage space, a separate vanity area, and a glassed-in shower stall (newly re-tiled 2016) with a Kohler half-tub.

Being in the middle stack of buildings, and on the north end, we offer a desirable location being a corner end ground unit. Kahana Reef is a hidden gem in West Maui because few complexes are zoned as close to the water as ours, and can promise as well as deliver a truly direct oceanfront location. Million dollar views at an affordable price!

Please feel free to email me with any questions, to inquire as to availability, and special discounts for last minute and extended stays.

Mahalo for your interest, and we hope you will fall in love with Maui as we have, and will want to return year after year!

Note: Legislation in 2012 pertaining to vacation rentals in Hawaii requires that we inform our guests of compliance in that our condo is managed locally for us by Chase 'N Rainbows, a vacation rental and real estate company located on-island in Lahaina, HI. Effective Nov 2016, we are required to display our owner's Hawaii Tax ID # in all advertisement and in the unit. Our HI Transient Accommodations Tax # is TA-038-991-2576-01 and our General Excise Tax # is GET-038-991-2576-01.

Keywords: Direct Oceanfront, ocean front, condominium, Kahana, Kahana Reef, Ground floor, Affordable, West Maui

More Details

Property Manager
Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey

We have been fortunate to have traveled to many places all over the world, and experienced and appreciated many other cultures and people, but Hawaii holds a truly special place in our hearts. We were married on Maui in 1999, and it just feels like a renewal of spirit, and a warm embrace every time we go back. The dream of owning a piece of paradise was something we never thought was possible. We're now happy to be able to offer and share this special place with others, and hope that all our guests will enjoy it as much as we do!

Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey purchased this condo in 2010

Why Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey chose Lahaina

West Maui is a premier location with cool trade winds throughout the year, spectacular sunsets, and unsurpassed ocean views that will amaze you every day! Kahana Reef is one of the few complexes in West Maui left that is legally zoned so close to the water's edge. That affords the units the best possible direct unobstructed view of the magnificent Pacific ocean channel between Maui and the outer islands of Molokai and Lanai. Every dawn holds the promise of another beautiful day spent in paradise. Every sunset is gorgeous and different; you will not want to miss any one of them during your stay! We love the prime West Maui area for its spectacular views and drier climate, and cooling trade winds. As guests, we have stayed in a number of other complexes and locations over the years. What we know now is that you cannot get any better than this location! It is very friendly, small in size, well managed, and like a 'home away from home', only with unbelievable views and tropical weather! You can make as many friends as you want, or have as much privacy as you wish.

What makes this condo unique

Spectacular whale watching from your lanai in season from Nov-April when you can see them breaching again and again! It is an amazing and an incomparable show that will leave you with incredible memories of Maui, and hopefully bring you back year after year! Year round, you will be drawn to the every-changing and mesmerizing ocean views, and will want to spend a great deal of time on your private lanai enjoying the view and appreciating every incredible sunset throughout your stay.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 661 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly re-tiled shower June 2016
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) Comfy Sealy PosturePedic Cal King set. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in living room offers pull-out additional bedding. New Sofa June 2016 with custom inflatable full sized "Air Dream" queen mattress.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Cloverdale, B.C.

We had a very relaxing time. Our unit was clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The unit was equipped with the necessities, including kitchen utensils and cookware, beach chairs, umbrellas and cooler. Being on the ground floor made it easy to walk off the lanai onto the lawn area. The views are fantastic and everyone we met was friendly. The bed and living room furniture were very comfortable. It was helpful to have a startup package of paper towels, toilet paper and soap. The owner, Wanda was very easy and pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Diane and we thank you for this very nice review. We were really pleased to have had you stay with us; another couple who stayed a few doors down contacted us and have already booked our unit for next year, so thank you for the referral and for your hospitality. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and time in Maui! Mahalo, Wanda & Bernie
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Great Home, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The home was well stocked and furnished. There were beach items for our use such as chairs, umbrella and cooler. The bed was very comfortable. The complex is very quiet and clean. The beauty of the oceanfront location is beyond words! We watched the sea turtles eat along the seawall every morning. The owner is very easy to work with. Thank you Wanda!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sandy, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a gracious review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and wish you could have managed to stay a little longer! We're happy the dates worked out and we were able to accommodate you. I really enjoyed speaking with you and getting acquainted. Hope you’ll return. Mahalo! Wanda
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Vancouver, BC Canada

Great Return Stay

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Wanda & Bernie

Recently returned from our 2 weeks in your paradise home. Third time was a charm! We love the location of your home and all the ammenities provided. The weather co-operated for the most part and we had a very relaxing and restful vacation. Again, we can't compliment the property manager and maintenance staff enough for the upkeep of this property!

Thanks for all your accomdations extended to us. We hope to return one day soon!

Many Mahalo's

Tracy & Colin

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tracy & Colin, We can't thank you enough for choosing to stay with us 3 times over 5 years! We are very grateful for our repeat guests as that is an affirmation that the condo delivers on the promise of a great oceanfront location, quiet relaxation, incredible views, and a very good value. I agree the resident manager and the grounds maintenance crew do a terrific job at keeping everything clean and consistently up to high standards. Thank you so much for another positive and kind review, and being excellent and considerate guests. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation and stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guests again, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Many mahalos and take care, Wanda & Bernie
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada


  • 5 of 5

The Kahana Reef offers a quiet and comfortable setting, amazing place to just relax and watch the turtles and waves. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kahana Reef for two weeks in September. This was our second visit to the Kahana Reef, so we were familiar with the complex and what was offered in the surrounding area. Renting from a condo owners was very easy. Communication was great and every aspect of the process was quick. The unit was stocked with the essentials, even extra towels and linens. The bed was so comfortable. Grounds are well kept and the BBQ’s were immaculate, we used them every day we were there. Kudos to Tim and his crew. Maui is our escape and this unit is the place to stay for quiet time. Thanks Wanda and Bernie for letting use your place in paradise. We will be back!!

Donald and Shirley

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Donald, We wish to thank you for your thoughtful review of our condo; we value our guests' feedback and never solicit these, so when we receive one as nice as yours, it is very much appreciated! We're so glad you and Shirley enjoyed your stay and we would be most happy to welcome you back again the next time you visit Maui. The Kahana Reef complex is indeed a hidden gem in West Maui with extraordinary views and a very laid-back and relaxing environment. We have had numerous return guests, and we are always grateful whenever they want to re-book. It was a pleasure speaking with and getting to know you. Thank you for choosing us and please do return! Much mahalo, Wanda & Bernie
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Second time back

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at this condo and I highly recommend this place. It has everything one would need for the feeling of living on Maui for a week or two. First I’ll mention the location. The unit has a bbq directly to the right, so grilling makes you feel like you have the most awesome backyard you could imagine. The unit is one the 1st floor which I thought was convenient. The complex is an easy ride to Kaanapali area or Lahaina, and is just a few from the beautiful Kapalua area. Yes you need a rental car, everyone does in Maui. You may get a little road noise early in the morning, but we turned on the additional fan and that worked perfect. The unit is nicely decorated, has very nice beach chairs, an ice chest, and we left a beach umbrella. If you need another, Walgreens has them for 15.00. Our first stop was Costco, then the condo to see what else we needed. It had all the spices and accessories one would need. So check the condo before going to Safeway. The bed was very comfortable. I’m sold on VRBO, why pay higher prices for a hotel when you can have your own place at a lower rate? Be sure to snorkel at Kapaula bay and Honolua bay. I saw many turtles there. Also Wanda is very responsive to your emails and the whole process was very easy. All in all we had a great stay here!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A warm aloha and mahalo to you, Dave, for such a positive and very informative review, and for recommending our condo and tips for future guests. We were most happy to welcome you and Joan back and so glad you enjoyed yourselves again. We're always especially appreciative of our return guests, and we've had many, so thank you for choosing us again! Receiving a positive review from our return guests means a great deal to us because it not only represents their trust and appreciation for a great vacation stay and value paid, but also a reliable barometer of the upkeep of our unit, and we always strive to take care of any issues and keep improving along the way so our guests enjoy the condo as much as the fantastic view and location. I enjoyed our correspondences and guests like you are a real joy to deal with. We hope to have you return again and thank you once again for being our guests! Many mahalos, Wanda
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Oregon City, OR

Extraordinary View

  • 4 of 5

The view of the ocean from the condo patio is awesome. We saw sea turtles moments after arriving. The entire complex was well maintained and quiet. The condo unit was nice. The bathroom door would not close, which can be a problem depending on who is staying there. Also, the dishwasher door would not shut without much maneuvering, so we washed the dishes by hand. The unit had sufficient supplies to accommodate any needs. I would recommend having a car unless you just want to relax and not participate in any activities.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your comments and review of your recent stay,. We're glad you enjoyed the complex and the condo, and we took note of your comments about the 2 specific issues reported. I wish you had contacted me during your stay so that I could have acted immediately and had a maintenance person out to fix things so you would not be inconvenienced. I had the Maintenance dept from our vacation management company do an inspection today based on your report, and the issues have been remediated. We have a "pocket" door in the bathroom, and someone had just simply pushed the door in quite far into the pocket, and so it was a bit difficult to extract, but I assure you and potential future guests that the door is in fact fully functional; one just needs to just handle without force as it is a "shoji-style" pocket door with opaque panels, and not a solid door. For the dishwasher, it had simply been pushed back a little too far and got unseated; the door now latches properly and should not be an issue for future guests. I sincerely regret any inconvenience to you and we thank you for bringing these issues up so we could address them. although I would have preferred you had let us know when you were there instead of within a review. I also totally concur with you that a rental car is essential if you want to explore Maui. Thanks again for staying with us and much mahalo, Wanda
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Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Honoapiilani Hwy 30
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation processing $50
End-of-stay cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

4 nights' deposit is required to secure reservation within 5 days of receipt of signed rental agreement. Balance on reservation is due 30 days prior to arrival date. All confirmations will be sent via email. Checks and money orders sent by USPS or regular airmail are accepted if adequate mailing time allows for receipt before arrival date. 3-4% added for credit card payment option via Pay Pal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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