|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Description of Condo
We purchased this condo in 2012 and are offering it for rent. Our beautifully redecorated one bedroom/one bath oceanfront condominium is at Maalaea Kai in beautiful Maalaea Maui. The entire condo is air conditioned! Our unit differs from most condominiums in Maui in that the building is on a cul-de-sac so there is little vehicular traffic. Also, unlike most condos, you can hear the ocean from the bedroom as well as the living room. Because we are a corner unit, our bedroom has windows on two walls and one of them faces the ocean! We are also unique in that our plush bed and bedding are of the highest quality we could buy. You will think you're staying at a 5 Star hotel!
Being a corner unit, there is a side window, in addition to the sliding glass door, that gives you more light and airflow. The living room has new carpeting, a sleeper sofa, which sleeps two, and a love seat. (Knowing that sleeper sofas aren't as comfortable as a regular bed, we have a pillow top to put on top of the mattress so its nice and comfy.) There is a dining table with four chairs. Our entertainment system includes a 40' flat screen TV, a DVD player, and a CD player. We have a large selection of movies on DVD. We have free wifi and free long distance to the U.S. mainland and Canada.
Our bedroom has new carpeting, new drapes, and a king-size bed (two extra-long twins connected together in a king-size frame so you won't feel your companion moving in the middle of the night). We are very particular about the bed we sleep in and our comfort is as important to us as it is to you. Our mattresses are Simmons Beautyrest Euro Plush Pillowtops. You will love them! The sheets are 600 thread count from the Hotel Collection and the four king pillows are 100% down. We bought the best pillows we could find! (We also have non-down pillows in case you are allergic.) The duvet is beautifully done by Calvin Klein. You will be in total comfort while falling asleep to the blissful sound of the ocean!
Our kitchen has a new stove/cook-top and is fully stocked with everything you could want, including beautiful Hawaiian china, wine glasses, a blender, a toaster, a microwave, an oven, a refrigerator, and all the pots and pans you would need.
The bathroom has a nice tub/shower combination. We put in a new mosaic tile floor and a beautiful new vanity and matching mirror.
Other Ammenities include:
*Adult and child snorkeling sets
*Iron and ironing board
Maui Tax ID #W32592422-01
We, Danny and Frederick, live in Snohomish WA and own a spa called The Gated Sanctuary, Centre for Healing. The spa specializes in therapeutic massage and hydrotherapy.
Danny lived on Maui in 1991 and had always wanted to return. We both share the same love and respect for Hawaii, its people and their culture. We have a special love for Maui in particular.
Living in the quiet countryside of Snohomish County in WA, we wanted to find a special place in Maui that was equally quiet and oceanfront. We looked all over South Maui and fell in love with Maalaea. Most condos in South Maui are off of busy streets and you can hear a lot of road noise from the bedrooms, which are typically off of the street. Maalaea is different in that the condominiums are all along a quiet cul-de-sac.
We also like Maalaea because, being in the 'valley' portion of Maui, it has a bit more wind than other parts. This keeps the area cooler than many other parts of the island.
The other wonderful thing about Maalaea is its location. It is literally minutes away from most anywhere you would want to go in Maui.
Owner purchased this condo in 2012
When we first walked on the property of Maalaea Kai we immediately noticed the attention to detail in how the grounds and the building are maintained. It's immaculate! Before buying this condo we looked at many, many properties all over Kihei and Maalaea. This one really stood out to us in that it's impeccably kept.
We also fell in love with the fact that the building is on a cul-de-sac so there is little vehicular traffic. Most condos are on busy streets so there is a lot of road noise. This isn't the case here.
And finally, we loved the fact that our unit has windows on two walls in the bedroom and one of them faces the ocean. It's rare to be able to hear the ocean from your bedroom. Most condos have the bedrooms facing the street so you hear a lot of road noise if you open the window. In our unit you hear the blissful sound of the ocean!
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We felt we were visiting with friends while they were away. The condo is so homey and not sterile.
The view is breathtaking with a most enjoyable breeze. The book, "Maui Revealed" was extremely helpful. Thank you!
PS Saltimboca, near the pier, (15 minute walk) is a lovely Italian restaurant for those who do not wish to cook on arrival...
Great location and beautiful view! We have 2 teenage boys and the sofa sleeper was probably not the best sleeping arrangement, but one slept on the floor and we got along fine. The owner has a boogey board you can use and plenty of towels. We never cooked in, but it has a nice kitchen if you want to. LOVED the view from the balcony. Would highly recommend staying here.
This was my wife's and my first visit to Hawaii, and we could not have been happier with where we chose to stay. The Island Sanctuary is the perfect place to stay for visiting Maui!
Great location - the condo, in Maalaea, is very conveniently located and is only a short drive from most places on the island. There's a long (4 miles?) sandy beach starting just a couple buildings away that we loved walking in the mornings and relaxing on some afternoons. There are a couple great restaurants within a block's walk. Several beaches, towns, shopping, restaurants, resorts, golfing, the airport, etc within 15-minute or less drive. And best of all, the town/village is small, peaceful, and quiet - the perfect place to return to after a day out. The condo's balcony faces the morning sunrise - there's no better way to wake up than drinking your coffee while watching the sun rise over the palm trees and ocean!
In addition to a great location, the condo was well furnished, super clean, and had everything we could possibly have needed for our trip. We felt like we were staying in a home rather than a hotel, and it is very cozy and comfortable. The bed/bedding was super comfortable - I slept like a baby! Lawn chairs on the grassy lawn by the ocean (with sea turtles often hanging out right off the shore) and a pool facing the ocean. The owners have beach towels, pool towels, a cooler and beach chairs for your trips to the beaches, snorkel gear,....you name it. The kitchen has all the utensils and such you'd need. We saved lots of money by stocking up on groceries and enjoying breakfasts in the condo during sunrise. The condo also has cable and wi-fi and really good air conditioning. And the owners and management are great - no issues there!
The Island Sanctuary is the perfect place to stay on Maui. If I ever make it back to the island, I know where I will be staying again! I Highly, highly recommend anyone heading to Maui to stay at Island Sanctuary - you won't regret it!
Fantastic location, convenient to most of the island. Beautiful, quiet, comfortable space with a balcony facing Maalaea Bay- what a view! Thoroughly enjoyed staying there. The property manager and owner were always very helpful.
Got a chance to watch the surfers from the balcony; easy drive to go snorkeling, go to the many beaches, go out to eat, go golfing. I highly recommend this rental!
Since neither one of us had ever been to Hawaii, we were excited to have a comfortable friendly place to stay. The Island Sanctuary far surpassed our expectations! The views and location were perfect for us. The furnishings are comfortable and cozy - and the owners have created a welcoming space full of everything you need. Watching the sun rise over the volcano on the lanai while having coffee was a perfect start to each day that ended with cooling breezes from the trade winds. I feel like we have a found a "home away from home". We can't wait to return!
We had a wonderful time at the "Island Sanctuary." The location was central for getting to both eastern and western Maui. The view from the condo was wonderful - with a different feeling to sunrise over the volcano across the bay each morning. The pool and lawn chairs were welcoming when we were low on energy. The sea turtles and whales in the bay were an unexpected gift. And the little thoughtful details throughout the condo were perfect. The owners had thought carefully about what things a visitor might need. We will be back!
Having been to Oahu 3 times but never to Maui, my wife and I decided to see if the rumors were true and give Maui a try for her upcoming birthday. We love snorkeling and after researching all the good places, wanted to rent a condo centrally located. Maalea really is right in the middle. Unfortunately my planning was a little behind schedule so the list of places that fit our time schedule was short. We're so happy to have found this place. Great location with a beautiful view of Maalea Bay. We were so thrilled to find everything exactly as described in the listing. This hasn't always been the case with our previous rental experience. We really loved the decorations and furnishings and yes, the bed is fantastic! Being from Alaska, I truly appreciated the addition of AC as I cannot sleep in a room that is too warm. My wife got up early every morning to watch the sun rise from the lanai and we really enjoyed drinking our morning coffee there. A really nice benefit to this location was the Maui Ocean Center just down the street which we visited several times (hint: get the passes online and you can get a week pass for the same as a day pass) The Maalea Harbor is just down the street too so any boating excursions are easy to do. And I shouldn't forget to mention the grounds of the condo complex are maintained very nicely. The tiki torches that are put out on the weekends were a really nice touch as well. So, if you're reading this and on the fence about a place to stay or even weather to visit Maui, you won't be disappointed with this condo, or Maui. We absolutely loved it all and definitely plan to come back.
Danni, thank you so much for everything. Your fast and helpful replies to all my emails made the whole process so easy. We hope to be back soon!
Centrally located, Maalaea is conveniently located and is literally minutes from Kihei, Wailea, Kahului, Wailuku, Lahaina, and Kaanapali.
We are just:
*8.5 miles (18 mins) from Kahului Airport;
*6 miles (15 mins) to Kihei;
*14 miles (25 mins) to Wailea;
*15 miles (23 mins) to Lahaina.
Maalaea Kai has a reef; there is no beach. But the longest walking beach in all of Hawaii (more than four miles!) is just four buildings down from our building so it's just literally steps away. You can walk along the ocean on the grass most of the way to get to the beach.
Fun in the Ocean/Activities:
Maalaea Harbor is a short walk and offers many exciting activities including:
*Snorkeling excursions of Molokini Island;
*Whale watching cruises during whale season;
Restaurants, Shops, & Miniature Golf:
Maalaea Harbor Village Shops is also a short walk and offers excellent restaurants a wonderful general store and latte cafe and shops. There is also a miniture golf course within a short walk.
The Maui Ocean Center:
The Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea provides an up close view of Hawaiian marine life without getting wet!
Pacific Whale Foundation:
Located in Maalaea, the Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the whales from extinction. They provide top quality cruises.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning and Admin||$170|
Cleaning fee is $145. Check-in is at 2pm, Check-out is 11am.
We have a minimum stay of 3 nights. Because we get many requests for stays of a month or longer during high season, we generally don't accept reservations of less than a week unless it fills in a gap between two other reservations from December 15th to April 8th.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.