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Oceanfront Groundfloor Condo: Steps from Lanai to Ocean!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 comfortably)

The views from this OCEANFRONT unit are breathtaking, with the azure ocean and sunsets over sister islands, Lanaii and Molokai. Step off your lanai and you are only 25 feet from the ocean! Located in the Kuleana resort, enjoy a taste of old Hawaii with it’s tropical beauty and unsurpassable views. It is considered one of the most beautiful oceanfront properties on West Maui, offering quiet, luxury living in paradise. Seasonal humpback whale watching is available directly from your lanai! In addition, watch the multitude of sea turtles, other sea life such as dolphins, manta rays, eagle rays and monk seals, and surfers right outside your door. The property has two beaches and a sea ladder, all providing easy entry into the crystal clear ocean for snorkeling in the private snorkel cove, surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding (yes, the waves are good!), kayaking or simply relaxing in the water. A coral reef exists straight out from the property, enhancing the snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and boogie boarding activities. Fishing is also popular from the beaches and the ladder.

The unit is remodeled and well-decorated in tropical designs. Fans are located in the living room and bedroom. The living room has a comfy sofa with direct oceanfront views. The kitchen has a bar counter with seating for four, looking out to the ocean as well. The bedroom has a california king size bed and is equipped with an air conditioner. The kitchen has all the amenities of home. The bathroom has a glass block, walk in shower with room enough for two. WI-FI and cable TV are also included.

The grounds, nearly 4 acres in size, are second to none on West Maui. They contain a myriad of meticulously manicured, lavish vegetation along with paths on which to stroll the property. There is a large, heat-controlled pool at which to sun, swim, and relax. Barbeques reside at the ocean’s edge, providing an unsurpassed setting for cooking while watching the sunset. There are a multitude of on-site activities in which to enjoy. Tennis and shuffleboard courts reside on-site. An open air lobby offers ping pong, an extensive library for your reading pleasure, and has a concierge for booking your luaus and sightseeing trips.

Nearby activities are abundant, and one can enjoy the island without even renting a car! The property is within walking distance of the famous Kaanapali Beach with its fantastic restaurants, shopping, and beach-going activities. There are also many local restaurants, a farmer’s market, grocery stores and a multitude of beach parks. The Maui bus stops right in front of the property and will take you all over the island for a mere $8 per day. My standard rates are $165 per night in the off-season, and $195 per night in the peak season which is December 15 through April 15.

We know many others that own vacation units at this property, so if you want to bring others along, they can be accommodated as well.

Keywords: Kuleana Resort located in Honokawai, West Maui. Direct ocean front ground floor condo.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Neil

I am a software engineer from San Jose, California. I have many hobbies including on road and off road motorcycle riding, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, photography, and cooking. Maui is the perfect place to enjoy all of these activities. Being only a 5 hour flight away, Maui has become an ideal vacation getaway for me.

Neil purchased this condo in 1997

Why Neil chose Lahaina

On my first visit to Maui, I stayed at the Kuleana Resort. I quickly discovered that I loved the island of Maui and wanted to return year after year. After looking at other resorts in the area and what they had to offer, I found that the Kuleana resort was far and above the others, because of the fantastic oceanfront location, the lush tropical grounds, and the magnitude of onsite activities and amenities. I purchased this condo for my personal vacations and to share the Maui experience with others.

What makes this condo unique

Spending time at the Kuleana has become my favorite pastime. Being an avid bbq’er this is the ideal vacation home as it has a full kitchen, a full size fridge/freezer, and four common bbq grills right at the ocean’s edge. I can bbq while watching the amazing sunsets, sailboats passing by, and an array of active sea critters such as the big green sea turtles, manta rays/spotted eagle rays, whales during whale season, and even occasional sightings of dolphins, flying fish, and Hawaiian monk seals. On one occasion I even had the opportunity to bbq a 3 pound octopus I caught spear fishing on the reef just offshore from the condo! I also enjoy simply lazing around, enjoying the beautiful views, sunsets, pool, and gardens. If you have any questions at all about this condo or my rental policy please email me directly to get around the VRBO feature of 'blanking out' email addresses of both the inquiring guests and the replies by the owner.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size pull out sofabed in livingroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Walk in shower. Mirrored walls add spaciousness. Table/chairs on lanai for dining. Bar counter in living area, seating up to 4. Ice chest, boogie boards, tennis rackets, beach chairs, and binoculars provided for use during stay.


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Oceanfront Groundfloor Condo: Steps from Lanai to Ocean!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Quick 2 night stay!

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed for our last 2 nights in Maui, wish it was longer. The condo itself was clean and had everything you needed but definitely showing its age and could use some updating. It is the perfect size for a couple. We truly enjoyed the convenience of this ground floor condo, just steps from the beach and spent most of our time soaking in the views from the lanai. Our most memorable time from our trip, was the sunsets from the lanai!

Thank you Neil for letting us enjoy your little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach Front Condo with Million Dollar Views! Just steps to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing little place you have Neil! My husband and I LOVED your condo and the location and views were to die for. If you are reading this and wondering if a ground floor condo is the way to go, my answer is yes. To be able to be in Maui and wake every morning to the ocean, and the most beautiful beach, just footsteps away was a dream come true. The condo is small but for my husband and I it was perfect. The bedroom was spacious, the king bed comfy, the kitchen and living area were just enough, the bathroom is great too. We didn't turn the TV on once but that was our goal. The condo was really clean and had everything we needed, the property was really nice too. The grills are located so that you have the most amazing view as well while cooking. It was quiet and just an amazing place to stay. Thank you so much Neil for being so great to work with as well. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views, location, owner thought of everything!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and it was perfect. Small kitchen with everything and stores near by. Ground level so you can walk right out to beach... Grills on property and heated pool... Owner has snorkeling gear for use at little beach on property ... Clean and picture perfect. His pictures on ad accurately describe condo. I would stay here again should I get to come back. Btw. Owner is quick to reply!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murrieta, CA

Began summer the right way!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Kuleana in Neil's condo. Thank you Neil for your Aloha spirit and hospitality. I have pretty much the same story as all the other happy reviews as well. Weather was perfect, sunsets the best, people were very gracious. Couldn't ask for more. I've already started planning for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Foresthill, California

Another great visit to Kuleana!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Kuleana, every year for the past ten years. You can't beat the location, close to the water, incredible Sunsets every night, and Neil's unit is one of the nicest we have stayed in. Neil is great to deal with, really wants you to enjoy his place, and keeps it equipped with every thing you would need for a nice stay. We will be back soon, planning a return now!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lodi, CA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the first time and couldn't have asked for a better place. We have stayed at other condos on the island and this condo, the property and the location is great. Let me tell you, you can't beat the view from the condo and the distance to the beach, it is truly paradise! The owner Neil is so flexible and helpful, very personable even though we haven't met him in person. Everything was perfect for us from the size of the condo to the quietness and serenity of the place. The location is close enough to walk to eating establishments and a nice market. The grounds are immaculate, from the pool to the bbq to the exterior. We will certainly be coming back sooner then later we hope!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

sunset cruise, whale watching, cruise, boogie board, kayak, paddle board, beach, sunset watching, spear fishing, horseback riding, helicopter tours, ziplining


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A cleaning fee of $100 is added on for reservations less than 7 nights in duration. If paying by credit card (I accept Visa, MC, and Discover) an additional 2.5% will be added on to cover the credit card processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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