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The Beach Front Bungalow And Home Of The Honu

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Amazing Beachfront Condo 30 Feet From Water

Welcome to 'The Bungalow' aka 'Home of the Honu' (The Hawaiian green sea turtle) and Gateway to the Whales (during season).

Our breathtaking vacation home is located directly on the beach in Honokowai about 30 feet from the water. The beach itself is so private that Hawaiian sea turtles come up to sleep on the sand!

Enjoy direct ocean front views not only from the large spacious lanai but also from the living room, kitchen, and dining area.

This fully re-modeled 2nd floor, 1 bedroom (King Size Bed), 1 full bath (with Full Tub), vacation home is truly a 5 star gem. The complete upgrade and remodel includes granite counter tops (bathroom included), mosaic tiles (and murals) in the tub and shower, a full kitchen (with new appliances including dishwasher), plus a washer and dryer for laundry.

In addition, the walls are adorned with local designer art stylishly placed throughout the entire home. The fully separated bedroom has Shoji Japanese doors and is situated at the end of a long extended hallway.

At the end of that hallway is a step down living room which has a separate queen size sofa sleeper, matching recliner, and full dining area; all facing the water and the spacious direct ocean front lanai (perfect for meals for up to 4 people). Because of the amazing lay out of the Condo, up to 2 couples can actually share this spacious beachfront retreat without ever getting in each other's way.

The Hale Mahina Beach Resort itself is also consistently rated as one of the top 10 resort destination complexes in the Lahaina area by numerous travel directories. The Hale Mahina Resort is also complete with an Ocean Front Pool and Jacuzzi, BBQ , and Picnic Area. Besides having an exclusive beach, the Hale Mahina also has a separate perfectly manicured grassy area where you can relax and lounge (chairs provided) to picnic and take in the amazing flora that is present all around (just in case you don't want to get your feet 'sandy').

Should you choose to leave your private beach retreat and venture out from the Hale Mahina Resort, you will find just how centrally located the Hale Mahina is to almost everything you would want or need while on Maui. Everything from high end shopping, to a local farmer's market, plus some of the best 'local' food and 5 star restaurants on the island of Maui are all just minutes away. Not to mention some of West Maui's finest other beaches and golf resorts as well.

The condo itself is truly perfect in every way, upgraded in every way with each detail meticulously fashioned to fit your every need with high speed Wi-FI and Cable too. HI Reg #W67247074-01

More Details

Marco Ahtirski AND Eugene Ahtirski AND Linda Russell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Marco Ahtirski AND Eugene Ahtirski AND Linda Russell

We have been traveling to Hawaii since 1976. Having explored all the startlingly impressive and truly amazing splendors of all the Hawaiian Islands, we somehow always seem to have found ourselves going back to Maui more than any of other beautiful islands. Perhaps it was all the beaches, the different micro-climates, the ability to go from the top of a volcano10,000 feet above sea level back to the warm ocean water in one day, or just the simple laid back and warm aloha spirit...

Marco Ahtirski AND Eugene Ahtirski AND Linda Russell purchased this condo in 2014

Why Marco Ahtirski AND Eugene Ahtirski AND Linda Russell chose Lahaina

Each island is unique and each part of each island has it's own unique charm. Honokowai is especially phenomenal as you can see both the islands of Lanai and Molokai at the same time and whales and turtles seem to agree! Those islands also create a sheltered channel in the waters that run along the shoreline in Honokowai where the Hale Mahina is located. The grounds of the Hale Mahina are beautifully maintained and manicured daily with hibiscus blooming everywhere. When you then combine that with the fact that your beach is essentially so private that even the Hawaiian Honu call it their home and choose to lounge on the grounds; all one can say is that it is a magical place!

What makes this condo unique

Sitting on the lanai, feeling the gentle breeze of the trade winds, and watching turtles and whales (during season) frolic right in front of you is something that words really cannot describe, except perhaps paradise?


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Full bath tub and shower with mosaic tiles and murals
  • Full granite counter tops, mosaic tiles (including murals), full bath tub, and shower, plus large counter space for sundries makes the unit ideal for up to 4 people.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Because of the unique lay-out, 2 couples can actually stay
  • One very private bedroom at the end of a long hallway with Japanese Shoji Doors for extra Zen. Because of the way the Condo is configured, the long hallway with the elaborate bathroom in between the 1st bedroom and the step down living room then allows for the living room to become a separate sleeping quarter with a sitting sofa that opens into a very comfortable queen size bed as well.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ocean Front - also a private beach and turtle reserve!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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The Beach Front Bungalow And Home Of The Honu
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Awesome beachfront property

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice condo right on the beach and within walking distance to several eating places and stores. The condo itself was clean and had plenty of room for 4 people. The kitchen was nice to have so that we didn't have to eat out every meal and there was also a grill down in the pool area that we utilized several times. There are lounge chairs in the beach/pool area to use on the beach. The owners are extremely nice and respond to emails/texts quickly. Overall we had a great experience at this condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place! Incredible views, snorkeling, turtles almost every day, and the sunsets are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the door we knew we were going to love it. The view is incredible, having the beach just steps away is perfect! The condo is set up with everything you could need, and is a perfect place to relax after an adventure around the island or taking a nap after spending the day snorkeling! We spent most evenings sitting on the lanai relaxing watching the beautiful sunsets, listening to the waves crash. We loved it and will be back:)

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rainbows for Breakfast & Mind Blowing Sunsets for Dessert!

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo to Linda, Marco, and Eugene for sharing this amazing space with my family. Seriously. THANK YOU!!! WE WILL BE BACK!!! Hale Mahina Unit A202 was such an amazing find. Dare I even write a review and let the secret out?!? Every morning we were greeted with a dazzling array of rainbows from our 2nd floor lanai overlooking the ocean and private beach. This helped take the edge off checking those pesky work-related emails from my laptop as I sipped my 100% Kona coffee. Sigh. Late afternoon sprinkles brought back huge rainbows over the mountains to the west. The location is unbeatable. Close enough to the hubbub of Kapalua, Black Rock Beach, Whaler's Village, and Lahaina, but not too close. The Hale Mahina is quiet and uncrowded. The perfect place to relax anytime of day or night. A grocery store just down the road made it easy to pick up goodies for the ocean side bbq grills. I could not keep my kids (11 & 8 years old) out of the Hale Mahina swimming pool and hot tub. (On the bright side, this tired them out!) Of course, the beach a few steps away is perfect for kids too and we all loved it, especially given the mostly sandy bottom and gentle waves. Huge turtles everywhere. The staff was incredibly friendly and the grounds were impeccably kept. Mahalo to Bobbi and the concierge Vida for sharing all of her insights about the island and in particular the Valley Isle Fitness Center. The unit comfortably fit our family of four, with the kids sleeping on the sofa bed. No need for A/C as the breeze passing through the unit kept us cool at night. In terms of amenities, Unit A202 was packed. This place is perfect for couples or families with small children. I have already recommend Unit A202 to several friends. Totally agree with all the other 5-Star reviews. Unit A202 is a Gem. Until next year....

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING location & great unit

  • 5 of 5

I've done 3 VRBO's in the past year and the first experience was so bad I wasn't sure I'd ever do it again. This property is so amazing that we're looking to buy!!! And this unit was the best condo we've stayed at. The pull out sofa was comfy for our daughter and the bed in the bedroom was amazing! The decor was cozy and the unit nicely updated and decorated. The view is awesome and the location is great because you don't hear any of the guests at the pool or beach area. Watching the turtles swim by never got old and so fun to watch them "play" in the waves as they venture for a trip to the beach. Now I want to come back in Feb/March so I can see the whales!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3-day stay in this condo. The view from the lanai was lovely and the pool and beach area was peaceful and easily accessible. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would return again in a heartbeat

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of three and loved our week at Hale Mahina. The condo had a great view of the pool, beach, and ocean but was not noisy despite this location. Being location on "L" Road, the morning traffic was louder than expected, but was nothing to dissuade us from wanting to return to this site in Maui. Lots of families of varying age the week we were there (April 7-14), a more sociable bunch by day, and a great time in the pool and on the beach. The proximity to grocery stores was excellent and there were plenty of restaurant options if you prefer that to cooking. Great BBQ options on site, other guests always willing to share food staples and charcoal (almost everyone buys too much of everything), and the building manager runs a tight ship keeping the place in good standing with owners and guests. Would highly recommend this location for the price, the views, the comfort, the people, and the proximity to shops, restaurants and grocery stores (a lot of walking is possible and should be done when coming from a winter!). Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Honopiilani Highway
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $139
Damage Deposit $300

Per HI Law and Resort Rules; all guests are required to agree to terms of rental, which include House Rules and payment of HI tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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