About the property
- Condo495 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Entering 322 for the first time is a very special experience. The stunning view of the Pacific reaches across the apartment and stops you in your tracks even before you set foot in the living room. You know instantly that you are about to have a wonderful vacation. The lanai is just 45 yards from the water’s edge and offers stunning views of the ocean and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. You can watch whales in season (December to April) and rainbows and sunsets unparalleled throughout the year.
This is a very private condo. It is a top (3rd) floor end unit. There is no one above you and only one unit next to you separated by a thick block wall. There is a complete kitchen remodeled on 10/15/15, with granite counters, bamboo cabinets, stainless appliances, all dish ware and cookware. The bathroom was remodeled in 10/15 as well with a walk-in shower, granite counter and bamboo vanity. Parking and wireless Internet are provided free of charge. Note: There is a stairway, please see suitability below.
Kuleana is a boutique resort. It is not a Kaanapali high rise, high density type resort. You will never feel crowded. You will never have to wait for an elevator. You will never have to look up to see the sky. It is a very peaceful place. Low rise condos are surrounded in beauty, on 4 acres lush with tropical gardens.
To snorkel or just lie on a beach, most locations in Maui require you to drive somewhere, but Kuleana, subject to weather conditions, has its own SECRET – a pocket beach, a beautiful little cove situated within the gated grounds. While you will not find coral formations that equal Kapalua Bay (just 2.3 miles north), you will be able to snorkel among schools of reef fish, swim among green turtles and yes, just lay out on a sandy beach without leaving the resort.
For variety, both Kahana Beach and Honokowai Beach Park are within a ten minute walk. And the best snorkeling in Maui is just 2.3 miles north.
We have a very large heated swimming pool suitable for lap swimming, a newly surfaced tennis court, putting green and a shuffle board court. In the lanai-like lobby you will find a ping-pong table, an honor library, an activity booking desk and reception. There is an on-site coin laundry and free parking. A popular feature of the resort is the four BBQ grill area situated on the ocean’s edge. Watching the sun set over the sea and the lighting of the tiki torches, while grilling, is a memorable experience.
Conveniently located, Kuleana is just 2 miles from Kaanapali / Whalers Village and 6 miles from Lahaina. Both provide a wide variety of shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor activities. If you don’t want to drive, there is a bus to take you to both for $2. Within walking distance of the resort there are restaurants, cafes, a farmers market, a fish market (everything caught that day!) a supermarket and even an ABC store. Kuleana is located between Kapalua and Kaanapali, which means there are four golf courses within three miles of the condo and another ten courses within a 40 minute drive.
The kitchen and bath were remodeled in 10/2015 with new granite countertops, bamboo cabinets, stainless appliances new tile surrounds, and a wak-in shower with floating glass doors.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Judy is an RN and an extraordinary cook. Jim is a playwright. They live in San Diego, but Maui has been a part of their lives forever.
Jim purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Jim chose Honokowai
While vacationing nearby one day, we wandered into Kuleana on our morning walk, and it was love at first sight. We had never thought of buying a condo in Maui, but long after our return home, Kuleana persisted in our memories.
What makes this Condo unique
There is a peaceful bliss about the place. The little pocket cove beach, the abundance of turtles, the tiki torches in the evening, grilling fresh fish from the local market while watching the sun set, sitting on the lanai with a glass of wine while the stars come out, oh my!
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A quiet piece of paradise
We spent 6 nights in this lovely little condo and enjoyed it immensely. We had not been in Maui for 17 years and the big hotel and shopping mall scene, which has only increased in the intervening years, doesn't appeal to us, so the quiet of this lovely spot was perfect. The condo is not large, but very adequate for 2 people and has everything you need. It is clear that the owners take great pride in their unit and have made a very comfortable and welcoming space. If you're looking for a lot of action, this is not the place, but if you're seeking mellow it's perfect. We hope to return one day soon.
As we all know there are many choices in places to stay while visiting Maui. Don't pass this one up. Everything was as advertised, including the view from the balcony while having an evening glass or wine. The owner was immediatley responsive to any issue. The beach, is home to daily visits of 1-5 turtles. They get very "up close and personal". It is hard to remember they are protected and we need to stay at least 10 feet away. This may mean you might have to relocate on the beach. We have, over the years, stayed at many locations on Maui, would never give a second thought of looking for any other condo. Thanks Jim.
First time in Maui and first time VRBO user. Jim and Judy’s place was everything as advertised.
This was our first real vacation in our 29 year marriage and it was everything we thought it would be. Jim was really helpful during the whole process and as stated, he answers his phone within an hour. We will be back!!!!
I rented this condo for my daughter's honeymoon. They had nothing but great things to say about it.
Perfect Romantic Getaway
Absolutely loved our stay. All the little things were a breeze and Judy/Jim were very helpful. There beach is right in the backyard and wasn't very crowded and there was great snorkeling! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Wir waren 10 Tage im Kuleana Resort und es war einfach nur traumhaft. Die Unterkunft war genauso wie beschrieben. Der Blick vom Balkon ist unbezahlbar und die täglichen Sonnenuntergänge waren reinste Postkartenromantik. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und der kleine Privatstrand tut sein übriges. Mit den Riesenschildkröten zu schwimmen und ihnen unter Wasser bei der Nahrungsaufnahme zu zu schauen war ebenfalls ein Highlight. Überhaupt ist Maui eine wunderschöne Insel, die von der Natur her so viel zu bieten hat, dass sie zu Recht zu den schönsten der Welt zählt.
Wir sind viel auf der Insel unterwegs gewesen und haben uns diverse Resorts und Strandabschnitte angeschaut. Am Ende haben wir immer wieder festgestellt, dass es im Kuleana am schönsten ist.
Von daher uneingeschränkte Weiterempfehlung unsererseits.
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We stayed 10 days at the Kuleana Resort and it was just fantastic. The accommodation was exactly as described. The view from the balcony is priceless and the daily sunsets were the purest postcard romance. The area is very well maintained and the small private beach does the rest. To swim with the giant turtles and to look at them under water feding was also a highlight. Maui is a beautiful island that has so much to offer from nature that it is rightly one of the most beautiful in the world.
We have traveled a lot on the island and have looked at various resorts and beach areas. In the end, we have always noticed that the Kuleana is the most beautiful.
Therefore, our recommendation is unlimited.
Conveniently located, Kuleana is just 2 miles from Kaanapali / Whalers Village and 6 miles from Lahaina. Both provide a wide variety of shopping dining, entertainment and outdoor activities. If you don’t want to drive, there is a bus to take you to both for $2.00. Within walking distance of the resort there are restaurants, cafes, a farmers market, a fish market (everything caught that day!) a supermarket and even an ABC store. Between Kapalua and Kaanapali there are four golf courses within three miles of Kuleana and another ten courses within a 45 minute drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Deposit less VRBO fee is refundable up to 60 days prior to check in at which time, the balance is due. Minimum stays vary with availability; please inquire. Hawaii tax ID #TA-083-904-3072-01 and #GE-083-904-3072-01