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12 feet from the ocean! Oversized Ground Floor 2 Bed 1 Bath Unit. AMAZING VIEWS

Bedrooms 2
Space 888 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Unobstructed double island sunset views. Watch whales and turtles from your unit

Maui Sands unit 5B. Only 12 feet from the ocean! Oversized 2 bedroom 1 bath unit. Ground floor unit and DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN! Just 12 feet from the ocean! Newly painted October 2016. It's a large 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit with a queen bed, two twin size beds in the 2nd bedroom and a sofa bed in the front room. The kitchen and back yard lanai were remodeled just this past January 2012 and the bushes that were partially blocking your view of the ocean are GONE! Watch whales and turtles from IN YOU UNIT! Also, you'll have an assigned FREE parking spot which is very close to the unit. The direct ocean front units have a small grass areas in back between your lanai and the ocean and large grass areas in front of the unit. You'll have a 180 degree view of the ocean.

Maui Sands Resort Location:

On the ocean in west Maui, Lahaina side of the island

Very end of North Kaanapali Beach (Honokowai area)

Between the Papakea and Paki Maui Resorts

3559 Lower Honoapiilani Road

2 minutes drive to Kaanapali, 7 minutes to Lahaina

Next door to the Honokowai beach park

Best property feature...

Walking on the beach from our property down to Kaanapali.

Maui Sands Resort is actually the very last unit that you can walk on the beach for miles all the way down to Black Rock in Kaanapali. “Walk on the beach” being the key words! Other properties might boast they have a private beach or a little cove or something but you won’t be able to take a long sunset or morning strolls more than 100 yards in either direction on the beach. It would just be too dangerous to walk on the lava rocks and cliffs from one cove to the next.

Kaanapali Beach was voted nicest beach in the US and Black Rock is one of the top three “must snorkel” places to on Maui! I personally have seen eagle rays, turtles, Hawaiian monk seals and dolphins right in front of our property. Other properties north of Maui Sands you have to actually walk on the road onto our property then walk on the beach to Kaanapali. Were talking about a 2–3 mile stretch of beach and your at one end.

Maui Sands Property Highlights:

Sunsets views over the islands of Lanai and Molokai

1 assigned parking spot. NO resort or parking FEES

Four acres of impeccably maintained grounds

Large grass areas with tropical foliage and lush tropical gardens

Unheated freshwater pool (90% of pools in Hawaii are unheated)

2 BBQs and large laundry facility

Sunset views directly over the ocean. (See the green flash!)

Quiet and peaceful old Hawaiian property

Lots of open space and older tropical trees

No need to drive anywhere to snorkel swim!

2 tropical reefs right out front of property

Surf, kayak, snorkel and swim right at Maui Sands

The reefs provide a great baby beach for small kids at low tide

Walk from our property on the beach for miles towards Kaanapali

Walking distance to world class restaurants (Dukes, Roy’s, Hula Grill)

2 BBQ grills, large pool, soda machines, restrooms

Turtles eat every morning right off our reefs!

Our Beach: It moves!

Since were at the very end of a 3 mile long stretch of beach, our shoreline changes drastically depending on currents and storm systems far away. If you're staying right in the middle of middle of the 3 mile stretch of sandy beach, you're probably NOT going to notice the movement and you'll have a sandy beach all year around. But at the very end of any beach, you’ll notice the changes. By the way, right in the middle of Kaanapali Beach is Kaanapali Resort, which is a very expensive area of the island and that’s where you’ll find the Hyatt, Sheraton and Westin Resorts.

Typically during the summer months the ocean currents move the sand north towards our property and our beach grows. This is due to the increased tropical activity south of the islands. During the winter months the Alaskan storm systems push the current and the sand south towards Kaanapali and our beach comes and goes. But, a sandy beach to plant your towel down on is never more than say the property next door. Don’t’ bother asking if it’s sandy when you plan on coming because it can change drastically just overnight! It all depends on the currents and storm systems around the islands and sometimes we get effects from storm systems or hurricanes as far away as Australia and Fiji!

More Details

Property Manager
Kory Skolnick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Kory Skolnick

The owner purchased this unit 20 years ago. He comes for three months of the year...Jan thru March. Lives in California and spends his summers in Montana.

Why Kory Skolnick chose Lahaina

Loves that its a small property with an old Hawaii feel to it.

What makes this condo unique

Loves being directly on the ocean and so close to Kaanapali and Lahaina.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 888 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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12 feet from the ocean! Oversized Ground Floor 2 Bed 1 Bath Unit. AMAZING VIEWS
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
Medford, NJ USA

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  • 2 of 5

We just returned from 2 weeks in Hawaii with one week in the Maui Sands condo and the other on the big island. Honestly, I was pretty glad to be checking out of this condo.

There are reasons to stay here, but I’d certainly choose a different unit. Maui Sands is a cool sort of old Hawaiian setting with spectacular ocean views. We enjoyed the location, it was close to the amenities but didn’t feel like we were surrounded by tourists.

Day 1 upon returning from the grocery store, I opened up the utensil drawer to find a flurry of little roaches scurrying to the corners. And it wasn’t just one drawer… it was all of them and the cabinets. So, after immediately texting (the “preferred contact method”) the rental agency I took out every dish, spoon, cup, bowl and ran it through the dishwasher on sanitize while my husband tried to smush the roaches we could find. We never received ANY response from the rental agency...nothing! The next morning I drove to home depot to get roach (and ant) traps. The ants were in the bathroom. We stored ALL of our food in the fridge and made sure no crumbs or dishes were left for even a few minutes. By the end of the week the traps seemed to be working and on day 7, I only saw one roach. SO GROSS.

But, even if rental agency gets bugs cleared up there still are a few maintence issues that should be addressed. Now, I know it’s Hawaii, and it’s hot… but the bedrooms were almost unbearable. The AC unit was in the front of the condo and even on high didn’t really do much to cool the main living area off (and no way was strong enough to get to the back bedrooms). It was pretty pointless and the ocean breeze in the front of the condo was pretty great. However the bedrooms were in the back of the condo with no airflow and the one fan provided was useless to push hot air around. Sleeping was sort of miserable.

Other issues included a giant screen slider that fell of the track every time you opened or closed it. The patio lounger is ripped, the hose outside (to wash off gear and sand) was leaking from the middle of the hose and therefore not functional. Otherwise, it was filled with dated furniture, and little things like the fan in the bathroom not working and the paint chipped off every door and trim made it feel very well used.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Updated: 10/1/17. SOLVED!!! After this rental the entire building was tented and fumigated (October 1st) and NEW AC UNITS were installed in EACH bedroom. No more bugs and now AC installed in each bedroom as well as the front room. Deeply sorry! The board of directors ordered an emergency tenting of all buildings IMMEDIATELY next week and we've installed the AC units for each bedroom. Completed Sept 30th, 2017. No future guests after September, 2017 should experience any of these past issues. - NEW AC UNITS INSTALLED IN EACH BEDROOM (9/20/17) (Property rules prevented window units in bedrooms however we bought portable units that now by the bed for easy access to the temperature controls) - ENTIRE BUILDING TENTED WEEK (9/25/17 - 9/30/17) (Between Sept 25-30 all guests, owners and renters had to vacate the units for entire property tenting) - NEW SUNSHADES INSTALLED (This will now prevent the unit from heating up from the direct sunlight between 3:30pm and 9pm. This direct sunlight kept the front room/dining room area unnecessary just prior to bed time. Sorry! Very sorry you dealt with these issues while on vacation here on Maui. These issues are being immediately addressed.
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San Jose, CA

Beautiful View, nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

For the VIEW 5 stars, location 5 stars! Ample kitchen (i.e. pots, glasses, appliances etc) But, some of the patio furniture was rusted out, and the screen door kept running off track. Could used some maintenance. All in all a great condo with a great view and location.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the feedback. Owner just approved us to buy new patio furniture and we fixed the sticky screen door by replacing the wheels.
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Vancouver, BC

Great place on the water.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two teens really enjoyed staying here apart from a few bumps.

First off, this is where to stay to be right on the ocean. The swimming/snorkeling is quite good between the two reefs but don't expect there to be a beach. We were unable to walk on the beach around the property to the left to get to Kaanapali, so we never actually got there.

The pool is great for kids and the grounds are well kept and attractive.

The condo itself is just as the pictures look, no worries there.

The queen bed in the master is quite comfortable.

One day while we were there we were unable to use our lanai most of the day due to construction on the condo patio above. Not the rental manager's fault, but it would have been nice to get a heads up.

Only a couple of quibbles with the condo itself. There were the bathroom ants. They are tiny, but relentless. Eventually we just ignored them. The fan in the twin room was not working.

I would stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon City, Oregon

Wonderful location, nice accomodations

  • 4 of 5

As stated, this condo is directly in front of ocean. The back of the condo is an entire window that allows for the 180 deg view. The ocean splashes up into the grass, it's that close. With it being Winter, the tide is up pretty far so there is not a beach in front, but you can see the reef through the water.

Upon arriving we were greeted by two whales and a gorgeous sunset. The same as our last night.

We spent all week driving a few miles to nearby Ka'anapali and Lahaina. If the weather was rainy on our side of the island, we went South to Wailea or Kihei.

The unit is a little dated, but not so much that you wouldn't want to stay here. Like the walls are a little crusty and things are poorly painted. The bathroom probably needs to be updated next. However, if it were fancy, it wouldn't be for such a great rate and who really cares, you're in Maui!

We found the beds to be comfortable and the towels and linens a plenty. The kitchen is very well stocked. Only recommendation would be is to have the knives sharpened :)

We really LOVED our time here and would recommend it to anyone.

If you come to Maui, I recommend purchasing the book/app called Maui revealed. It tells you every great place to eat, swim, snorkel, etc.

It recommended we eat at the Deli and the Taco joint across the street, they were great and inexpensive. I actually preferred the Deli vs going to Roy's!

The A/C still appears to be on a timer. It wasn't an issue since we had the windows open and the trade winds blowing. Also, we were gone almost all day. If it were summer time, I could understand how hot it would be in the bedrooms.

I would LOVE to plan another trip here. Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Dee from Tennessee

  • 4 of 5

The location of this condo cannot be beat. Everything you need is just steps away. We found the area to be charming. 5B is literally on the ocean and the snorkeling was fantastic! Reefs, fish and turtles outside your back door. The unit is older and needs some updating ( the towels were very old) but we had everything we really needed.

When we arrived it was really hot and the trade winds were nonexistent so the unit was unbearable. I was glad I rented a unit with AC but there was a catch. The wall unit is on a timer and will only run one hour before needing to be reset. We all had to sleep in the living area( on couches and the floor) and take turns getting up to reset the timer. The wall unit is not big enough to cool all the rooms and the main room remains hot. It was not a pleasant way to spend our first night after a 10 hour flight. You cannot leave the unit on to keep the condo comfortable so be aware of this if your like your living area cool. A few days the winds were enough to cool the unit but when the sun hits the back of the unit it becomes extremely hot. The pool and common areas are beautiful and the laundry room is just steps away. The light outside the door was out and even though we called it was never replaced making it difficult to see coming home at night. Maui was beautiful and we had a very nice time.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We fixed the AC so that it stays on as long as you want it and we bought all new linens! Sorry but we mistakenly tried to cut our $500 electric bill by installing AC timer switch. Obviously, bad idea! We thought this would help cut our bill back down to the $300 range but we see now how this can be annoying to have to reset it every hour. The AC timer limit has now been removed and you can leave the AC on 24 hours a day if you'd like!
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Anchorage, Ak

Father and daughter trip

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place, we really enjoyed the snorkeling right out back. It was ideal for a kid learning how to swim/snorkel. The condo was spacious and clean, and the staff was easy to contact if needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180

GET TAX ID # TA-151-501-2096-01, GE-151-501-2096-01

Managed by Maui Sea Breeze Vacation Rentals, office located in Lahaina above Radio Shack

- Manage many units on Maui
- CHO Hawaii State license.
- We have an office locally so any issues are resolved IN PERSON!
- Fully bonded and insured.

- Rental agreement sent to your personal email
- Sign, fax or scan rental agreement back
- Decide on check or credit card, deposit or in full.

PAYMENTS (Check - allows you to save of CC fees or Credit card - Paypal)

- We DO NOT use vrbo's new payment collection system and have our own
- We collect all deposits, balances due or payments in full.
- Pay in full within 45 days of check in
- Deposits are 25% of total amount due.

VRBO Service Fee:

- Not us. VRBO collects, we have no control on what they charge you.
- Once accepted, they will automatically charge you their service fee.

Credit Card Payments:

- Email will be sent to your personal email from our Paypal account.
- Save the 2.9% for US or 4.5% fees by paying check.

- Two separate taxes are collected in Hawaii. GET and TAT
- VRBO tax quote is slightly higher that what you'll actually pay.
- VRBO system only allows for ONE area to collect tax so we have to combine the rates together.
- GET Tax is based on both cleaning fee and room rate, TAT tax is only on the room rate.

- ALL cancellations subject to $75 processing fee
- Cancellation or any changes must be in written from and from the person who signed this rental agreement
- Full amount back if cancel greater than 3 months to your check in date
- 90- 45 days from check in date, no deposit returned
- Less than 45 days, no refunds.
- We will try to re rent the unit and if we book it you'll 50% credit back for a days booked within 1 year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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