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Gorgeous penthouse, fabulous views, excellent reviews

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Beachfront luxury, professionally decorated, close to both Lahaina and Kihei

This elegant corner unit penthouse will take your breath away! Fully remodeled and beautifully updated, it boasts three bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom. Larger groups may also wish to reserve the unit below, which is connected to the penthouse by a private elevator. The lower unit (VRBO #4146143) provides two additional bedrooms and two more full baths, as well as a sitting area with a twin daybed and privacy doors.

Milowai Dolphin Penthouse is situated in close proximity to both south Maui (Kihei, Wailea, and Makena) and west Maui (Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua), the two areas most preferred by visitors to the island. Guests will discover that a short drive in either direction provides endless options for world-class dining, shopping, golf, spas, water sports, and other activities. Don’t feel like driving? Take a brief stroll to Maalaea Harbor, and you’ll find restaurants, bars, a market and other shops, the Maui Ocean Center aquarium, the Maui Golf & Sports Park family amusement center, and opportunities for sailing, whale watching, fishing, sunset dinner cruises, and other excursions.

From the moment you walk into Milowai Dolphin Penthouse, you’ll have a sense of tropical tranquility. The living spaces offer incredible ocean and mountain views, which are even more panoramic from the lanai that spans the width of the home. Open the sliding doors to the lanai and experience the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living, as refreshing breezes blow through the penthouse. Watch whales while lounging on the lanai, linger over dinner as you take in a gorgeous sunset, or sink into the sofa for a movie on the giant flat screen television.

The penthouse has a well-equipped kitchen with everything needed for gourmet meals at home. The unit is also equipped with a washer and dryer, making it easy to pack light. Guests will even find beach umbrellas, chairs, and towels.

The home’s master bedroom features a sumptuous king-size bed, walk-in closet, and flat screen television. The spa-like en suite master bath has a large walk-in shower and jetted tub with an amazing ocean view. The spacious second bedroom offers peaceful privacy, another king-size bed, another flat screen television, and its own lovely en suite full bathroom. The third bedroom is furnished with a queen-size Murphy bed, a beautiful office space, and its own flat screen television. The third full bathroom can be accessed either from this bedroom or from the living space.

Vacations at Milowai Dolphin Penthouse begin with a greeting by your property manager, and guest assistance is available throughout your stay. Concierge services also enable guests to easily arrange for activities, dinner reservations, a personal chef, massages, and anything else you might need. Relaxation and adventure await in this heavenly Hawaiian hideaway!

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Elite Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Elite Vacation Rentals

We have been coming to Maui for the last 30+ years and have always loved it so much. On Our 25th wedding anniversary we bought our first condo in Kihei. All of our family and friends enjoyed it so much that we decided to purchase more properties to use as vacation rentals.

We hand selected these unique properties with families in mind. Our mission is to offer you the highest standards in your accommodations and top customer service. We are here to make your Maui dreams come true and create wonderful memories.

Elite Vacation Rentals purchased this condo in 2010

Why Elite Vacation Rentals chose Central Maui

This is one of the most desirable rental properties available on Maui. It is a three-bedroom, three full bath, 1,700-square foot penthouse condo with its own private elevator and large lanai. AND it's in an amazing location and has been decorated to five -star standards - what's not to love?

What makes this condo unique

Milowai Dolphin Penthouse is centrally located on the island, making it easy to explore not only south and west Maui, but central Maui (including the Iao Valley area), upcountry (including Makawao, Ha'iku, and Kula), and even east Maui (including Pa'ia and Hana). However, the penthouse has such stunning views and is within walking distance to so much that you may forget all about exploring other parts of the island! We have also made certain to provide all the amenities you might need to make your stay feel like a luxurious home-away-from-home experience.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous penthouse, fabulous views, excellent reviews
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 reviews

Breathtakingly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Maui is the place to go!! This is not our first time on the island however it was our first time in this magnificent penthouse. The host is amazing... What an incredible gentleman. He had a list of places to eat, local shopping, tourist recommendations. At one point during our stay he called just to make sure we were fine and asked if we needed anything!! So Kind!! The condo is beautiful, the view is spectacular ... My husband and I were delighted with everything!! The pictures are exactly what you're getting, amazing scenery, immaculate, lovely home! We had two weeks of paradise!!!! Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Property

  • 5 of 5

Going to Maui to relax and tour the Island. This Condo is truly exceptional. So beautifully decored, location is truly at the centre of all of the sights on the Island. Quiet location, fully equipped condo, laundry, pool bbq plus 2 fantastic large bedroom with en suites and a third bedroom with two twin beds with an en suite too. Kitchen is modern, granite, stainless appliances, fridge with ice and water - you get it ! plus fully stocked with every utensil and spice salad dressing needed. Sunrises were so so beautiful. Hosts are but a text away however allowed us peace and quiet. Will definitely recommend and return.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, meticulous, lavish

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was everything we dreamed it would be, and so much more. The listing description was accurate, but as with some things in life, you can't fully appreciate until you're there. Location, layout and amenities were perfect.The property is immaculate and very well maintained. The owner couldn't have been more kind and helpful. We had a few issues before our stay, and he worked with us - over and above what we expected - to make our vacation dream come true. He provided a wonderful pre-trip list of places to eat, local shopping available, tourist recommendations and key 'inside' information only available from someone who is intimately acquainted with Maui. We cannot thank him enough for hosting us. We would absolutely recommend this property, and any property owned by Mr. Swanson, to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful! Beautiful! Simply Magical!!!

  • 5 of 5

Unless you are planning a stay in Wialea, which is extremely pricey and distant from most of the must see areas of Maui, this property is second to none. A beautiful view of the harbor, sea turtles right in front of your balcony, shopping, water activities, dining steps from your door and central island location. Throw in a fresh flower, pineapple and macadamia nut candy welcome basket and the picture is complete. To top it off the property manager, John, was onsite to explain all the ammenities of the property and provide a list of his personal favorite dining options for all budgets.

We had three couples in this unit and were not cramped for space in the least.

Because of the central location it was easy to make a morning excursion, return for a while to recharge our batteries and then venture out again in the afternoon.

Would we recommend this proerty to our friends? ABSOLUTELY!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at the Dolphin Penthouse was amazing. The unit is exactly as described if not better. Comes equipped with everything imaginable. The location is very central and we were able to explore the island with ease. Note however this is a very windy part of the island or it may have been due to the fact that there were 2 hurricanes in the area, but a 10 minute drive in any direction put us in beautiful sunny weather, so it was kind of nice to come home to a bit of wind to cool off.

All in all no regrets and would definitely book again....if you are unsure this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are very picky about the places we stay. And, I have to admit, we were all concerned when we drove up to the complex. We didn't see how this could be the place we saw in the photos. Thankfully, we couldn't have been more wrong. The place looks exactly like the photos. John was here to greet us and was very concerned that we were happy with the place. It was nice to meet someone who actually cares. The bedding, towels, kitchen, mattresses, etc. are fantastic. I can rarely say that about a place. It's comfortable and elegant. I imagine we will be staying here in the future. It's worth every penny. There is a great beach with calm water for swimming. The views are amazing. Driving is easy to near by places. When the tide comes in during the evening the giant sea turtles swim up to the break wall. They are just feet away and it's extremely cool to see. We kept the doors and screens open never feeling the need to use air conditioning. The place is well stocked. I am writing this before the end of our stay. I rarely write reviews, but I would like others to know that this is what I think of as perfection! I am in love with the location and place. We are a family of four with two teenage daughters who all love this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beach Bums (cocktails with amazing ocean view)
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lahaina to Island of Lanai
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Kahili Golf Club,Dunes at Maui Lani,Maui Nui +more
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sugar Cane Train goes from Lahaina to Kaanapali.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
30, 31, 380
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe del Vino
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sugar Beach
Car: recommended

This luxury penthouse is ideally located, giving you especially convenient access to both south Maui (Kihei, Wailea, Makena) and West Maui (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua). Both areas offer world-class restaurants and shopping, as well as golf, spas, hiking opportunities, and all the water sports you can imagine!

Within walking distance from the penthouse is the Maui Ocean Center, one of the Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide's Top-Rated Attractions in Hawaii. The Ocean Center provides an up-close view of Hawaiian marine life without the need to get wet!

Also just a stroll away is the Maui Golf & Sports Park, where guests can enjoy a tropical miniature golf course, bumper boats, rock climbing, and an extreme trampoline. Great fun for everyone!

Take a short drive and you'll find activities such as horseback riding, ziplining, historical sites, helicopter tours, and luaus. Many guests also enjoy biking down Haleakala Volcano or taking a day to explore the Road to Hana.


Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$3000 Damage Coverage $49
Cleaning $299
Tax Rate 13.42%

No Refund Policy. We recommend that all guests purchase Travel Cancellation Insurance. Hawaii General Excise Tax 4.167%, Transient Accommodations Tax 9.25%, Total Tax 13.417%. Hawaii Tax ID# 170-495-5904-01. Lost elevator key replacement cost $400.00. Typical check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and typical check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Until confirmed, rates subject to change without notice.

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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bedrooms have their own attached full bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master has lanai access, walk-in closet, flat screen t.v.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , bedroom 2 also has an en suite bath and a flat screen t.v.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , bedroom 3 also has an en suite bath and a flat screen t.v.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please inquire at time of booking if interested in services such as private chef and massage. The penthouse is stocked with an initial supply of toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, etc. at the start of each reservation. Once these have been consumed, guests may purchase additional items as needed.

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